Farmer Toils 15 Yrs To Turn Degraded Land Into Fertile Paradise, Earns Rs 3 Lakh/Year

Over the decades, massive mining activities in Jharkhand’s Dhanbad district, one of the largest coal producers of India, have led to degradation of agricultural lands due to air and water pollution. In fact, the adverse effects are such that environmentally sensitive materials like iron, bismuth, aluminium, manganese and others are Continue Reading

I-T Consultant Helps 500 Farmers Increase Income By 4 Times Through Stevia

Rajpal Singh Gandhi’s entry into agriculture was marked by huge financial losses and crop damages. He planted potatoes, vegetables, gladiolus, and more in the beginning, but failed to get appropriate results. Most of us would consider giving up, but not Rajpal, an income tax consultant. He kept at it and Continue Reading

50 Wetlands, 14000 Farmers & 1 Hero: How Sarus Cranes Were Revived From the Brink

In 2012, wildlife conservationist Dr Samir Kumar Sinha learned that the sarus crane was facing multiple threats in eastern parts of Uttar Pradesh. “The habitat of the non-migratory bird was shrinking, and the eggs were being destroyed or stolen even before they hatched. Similar information came from across 10 districts Continue Reading

Spending Just Rs 500/Month, I Grow 100+ Plants at Home. Here’s How

In 2017, Anna Mani Ratnam (27), a resident of Machilipatnam, moved into a newly constructed home with his family. One of the most exciting aspects of the move was that now Mani could finally pursue a dream he had nurtured since childhood — terrace gardening. “In our previous home, we Continue Reading

71-YO Farmer’s Unique Technique Helps 4,000 Others Earn Profits Without Tilling

With every sowing season, more farmers in Maharashtra are adopting a climate-positive technique to grow crops which, besides bringing down labour costs, it assures a good harvest. This is all thanks to a pioneering innovation by food scientist-turned-farmer, Chandrasekhar Bhadsavle, fondly addressed by farmers as ‘dada’. Introduced among a handful Continue Reading

Farmer’s 16-YO Son Innovates Low-Cost Device To Sow Seeds; Plough Land Faster

The coastal region of South Canara in Kartnataka’s Mangalore district is known for its progressive growth in literacy, equality, and employment rates. However, a major stronghold of the area’s survival, which is agriculture, has seen a steady decline over the years. While the cause for this remains natural factors like Continue Reading

College Reunion Inspires Farming Startup, Duo Grow 70kg Soilless Veggies Per Month

“My husband and I were looking to eat food that was lighter on the stomach and salads seemed like a great choice,” Sindu Pandalai tells The Better India. She adds that she decided to shift to healthy eating because she was getting old. She goes on, “However, the salad leaves Continue Reading

Farmer Grows Himachal Apples In Wine Capital Of India, Yields 460 Kg In First Try

Maharashtra is the leading producer of grapes in India, and Nashik contributes a significant share in helping achieve that. This enormous production is also the reason for the flourishing wine industry in Nashik, which has earned the title of being the wine capital of India. However, Chandrakant Hyaliz, a farmer Continue Reading

Microbiologist Prevents Stubble Burning on 30000 Acres of Land Using Microbes

Since 2005, Kan Biosys has worked with millions of farmers to make the organic switch and encourage the use of natural methods to reverse the damage caused by the massive use of toxic chemicals in farming. As over 50 per cent of India’s agricultural land is degraded, thanks to the Continue Reading