Chanda Devi- An inspiration for small and marginal farmers of Gorakhpur
Source: Dainik Jagran, Gorakhpur Edition
Date: 23 June 2018
Brief: Chanda Devi of village Sanjhai in Chargawan Block of Gorakhpur is truly an inspiration for the small and marginal farmers. She was able to turn the knowledge she gained from GEAG on mixed farming and LEISA techniques which are also climate change resilient into practice on her 1.25 acres of farm land. She emerged as a Model Farmer and a Master Trainer guiding several other farmers in her village and surrounding villages as well on these techniques. Besides increased income, the sustainable farming techniques have ensured better food security and hence improved the health and nutrition conditions of her family of 8 members. She was awarded the prestigious “Rani Lakshmi Bai Veerta Award” by the Chief Minister of State Mr Yogi Adityanath.