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Sako Devi, a resident of Barsona village of Tankuppa block of Gaya, has now become a role model for organic farming from Shri Vidhi.

Sako Devi, a resident of Barsona village of Tanakuppa block of Gaya, has now become a role model for organic farming from Srividhi. Sometimes her field was barren. Husband also went to Kolkata in search of work. In such a situation, it was a problem for them to raise seven children.

At that time, some members associated with Pran Sanstha advised her to take training in organic farming from Sri Vidhi. After listening to them, Sako took training and the institution prepared her as a role model. After receiving technical training from Pran Sanstha, Sako prepares organic fertilizers as well as insecticides at her home, which she uses in her farming.

After getting technical information, she now goes to train in the city and other villages on the initiative of Jeevika. So far more than 25 women have joined her. Sako tells that earlier where she used to have trouble for food, today due to this farming, her daughters are married and two sons are still studying and they get savings of fifty thousand rupees annually.

“She is really inspirational.She has started initially without caring the societal pressure.Organic Farming and Sustainable agriculture practices is still a long distant dream for farmers,In such a scenario,people like Sako Devi is like a harbinger for farmers who are loosing their farm(becoming barren due to large scale use of pesticides).Best wishes for her dedication,determination and devotion towards Jaivik kheti.” Said Amrish Kumar Joshi,Block Project Manager,Jeevika Tankuppa.

In 2015, She got a chance to share his experiences at NITI Aayog’s seminar. She also got an opportunity to go to Allahabad and Hyderabad to impart training. Students of various schools and colleges come to see their cultivation. Scientists have come here not only from the country but also from abroad. In 2015, Gottenzen University, Germany’s Social Scientist Dirk Landsman of Global Food, has come to the village of Barsona to meet women farming.


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