Women benefiting from group farming in Uttar Pradesh

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Lucknow, Sep. 6 (ANI): Women in the Campierganj district of Uttar Pradesh have formed small farming communes under which they are grow various crops and reap reasonable benefits to run their households effectively.

Be it sowing, reaping or selling the crops in the local market, the women of Sarapta village are capable of handling it all by themselves.

"We made a group, an association. Within an acre of land we grow a variety of crops. We are putting a lot of hard work into farming. We also go to the market to sell our produce. We are reaping considerable profits because we are working in a group," said Ramrati, the head of one such group.

Each group consists of eight to twelve members. All of them work together and grow a variety of crops, including paddy, sugarcane, pulses and vegetables.

"We use the money for our families, especially for our children. We grow vegetables and other crops. If the government helps us in our venture, it would be good," said Arti, a member.

The investments are also collective and the profits are shared amongst the women. The women have been growing their crops in a scientific manner, and the fields do not remain barren at any time.

The crops are rotated, which helps in keeping the soil nutrients intact.

There are twelve such groups in the village. (ANI)

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