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Anand Mahindra Lauds Farmer For Leaving Part of Field Unharvested to Save Bird's Nest

File photo of Anand Mahindra, chairman and managing director of Mahindra Group. (Credit: REUTERS)

File photo of Anand Mahindra, chairman and managing director of Mahindra Group. (Credit: REUTERS)

Lauding this move of the Tamil Nadu-based farmer, Anand Mahindra said that this is all the planet needs in today’s time. He has also called the farmer an ‘environmental hero’.

Business tycoon Anand Mahindra has shared a heart-warming video on his Twitter handle. In the clip, one can see a farmer who has chosen to keep a part of his land unharvested because he spotted a nest and eggs of a sparrow.

Lauding this move of the Tamil Nadu-based farmer, the businessman said that this is all the planet needs in today’s time. He has also called the farmer an ‘environmental hero’. The selfie video of the farmer shows the nest and also reveals that he has made efforts to secure the area around the nest.

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Netizens too have shared the sentiments of Mahindra. Some people have also suggested ideas through which people in general can help birds and other stray animals. Another bunch of people have commented saying that the real heroes of our country and the environment are the farmers. One person also mentioned how he had done the same thing in his field after he spotted a beehive. He wrote, “Every farmer does so if they come across such a thing. It’s very common. I have seen this so many times in my life. Even I have left a part in a field where there was a Beehive.”

One user also suggested that big corporate houses should also take measures for the betterment of the environment.

Take a look at some of the other reactions on the post:

According to a Times of India report, the farmer belongs to a village near Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu’s Thanjavur. His name is J Ranganathan and he is forty years old. As per the report, the video is of the time when Ranganathan’s crop had completed their 120-day cycle and was ready for harvest. The nest was spotted by the compassionate farmer while he was reaping his field with a harvester machine. On spotting the nest he asked the machine operator to stop and went on to check the nest.

Ranganathan told the media outlet that he saw four eggs of a sparrow placed in the nest. He also added that he was in no mood to move the nest and so he kept the particular part of the field unharvested.

Further, to make sure that no harm is done to the nest he propped up four sticks around the crop holding the nest to make sure that both the nest and the eggs were safe. He also believes that one day when these eggs hatch or are nearing the time of hatching their mother sparrow may return to the spot.