Gaon Connection’s campaign called Hands of India, supported by Flipkart, the e-commerce company, presents stories of creators, sellers and customers. Read on to find out how Parmeshwar Lal Parjapat from Churu, Rajasthan, did not give up his dreams, and from a one-man enterprise has grown his business to provide employment and a sense of hope and well-being to 25 other people.
Concerned about the chemicals that pollute water bodies during the immersion of idols of Lord Ganesha, a group of school students have prepared an eco-friendly idol of the deity by moulding alum in the chemistry laboratory. Details here.
The Odisha government has decided to include pulses, millets, oilseeds, fruits and vegetables in its government welfare programmes, including meals offered at anganwadis and mid day meals at schools. Local recipes, millet laddus, sprouted green gram, crop diversification, women empowerment to be the focus of the initiative.
Scientists of the Acharya Narendra Deva University of Agriculture and Technology, Ayodhya have some good news for potato farmers as they find an effective way to keep potato farms from the dreaded early scorch disease.
Rajesh Ranjan Mahapatra who started keeping ornamental fishes as a hobby, has started the first of its kind training school in his farm in Cuttack, where, with the help of CIFA scientists, he will train others, including tribal women, in aquaculture.
Lakhimpur Kheri district administration has set up a first-of-its-kind rural township in Uttar Pradesh which is equipped with piped drinking water, sewage system, electricity supply, solar street lighting, a playground and cattle sheds for 26 landless families. This model is expected to be scaled up across the state.
Replacing traditional vegetable cultivation with Thai guava orchards, Dinesh Baggar is earning a profit of Rs 25-30 lakh per annum from his 1.2 hectare plantation in Sajod village of Dhar. Krishi Vigyan Kendra scientists guided the farmer and changed his fortunes.
Lucrative schemes from the centre and the state governments have benefited several farmers in Uttar Pradesh who have taken up inland fishing and are reaping profits. In 2019-20, the state produced the third highest inland fishes in the country. Details here.
Every pinch of hing India uses in her kitchen is imported. But not for much longer as agricultural scientists of the Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, Palampur, along with ICAR, have trained 373 farmers in Himachal Pradesh to grow asafoetida indigenously.
Been out of school for almost 18 months due to the exigencies arising out of the COVID19 pandemic, primary school children in Uttar Pradesh have returned to their classrooms and repatriated with their friends. Here’s what the students, teachers and parents had to say about the schools reopening.