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In Flood-Prone India, Duo Builds Bamboo Schools for Kids of Farmers

Dev Pal and Deepak Chaudhary built a sustainable school for the children of migrant farmers in flood-prone areas. The community of migrant farmers from Uttar…

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IIM Grad’s Hydroponics Startup Helps 5000 Farmers Earn More

“On my Panvel farm, I tried growing cherry tomatoes using hydroponics but faced difficulties from day one,” says Siva Ramakrishnan, a farmer from Mumbai. He…

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Agri-Startup Raises $12.5 Mn, Gets Produce Directly From Farmers

Farm-to-consumer startup Deep Rooted has raised $12.5 million in a Series-A funding round led by IvyCap Ventures. Its existing investors Accel, Omnivore, and Mayfield also…

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Ancient Agricultural Method Helps Farmers Fight Climate Change

“The climate catastrophe timer is going to go off, and we don’t have much time,” reads the 2021 IPCC report. With a growing global population…

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‘Village Mad Man’ Helps Farmers Protect Fields With Bio-Fencing

Imagine a fence around a farm which grows every day and protects the farmland from stray cattle and wild animals. It makes the crop resilient…

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Online Community Helps Over 7 Lakh Farmers Switch to Organic Farming

Savita Dakle (38) from Phulambari district in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad begins her day at the break of dawn. She describes herself as an ‘accidental farmer’. Having…

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19-YO’s Low-Cost, Seed-Sowing Innovation Eases Back-Breaking Task for Farmers

At 17, Gorre Ashok needed Rs 42 to get from Telangana’s Devarakonda to Nalgonda so he could prove his mettle as an innovator at an…

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Couple Transform Drought-Hit District by Helping 400 Farmers Go Organic

Against the backdrop of the Male Mahadeshwara Hill range, a biodiversity hotspot where the mighty Western and Eastern Ghats converge, Valliammal Krishnaswamy and her husband…

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The Forgotten ‘Rani Ma’ of Farmers Who Was Once Set to Represent India at Olympics

Trigger warning: This story contains mentions of sexual assault, abuse  In her childhood, Ila Mitra was a recurring face in local Bengali dailies for her…

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How a Farmer’s Daughter Became a Great Judoka

In the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Birmingham this year, judoka Shushila Devi Limbambam clinched the silver medal in the women’s judo 48 kg final, narrowly…

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