Amidst the lush green forest in the foothills of Ajodhya Hill range lies a small village called Chirugora. The village has 121 households with a total population of 795 - 391 women and 404 men. Chirugora alias Chirudi comes under Baghmundi block of Purulia district, West Bengal.
“तोरपा FPO महिला किसान के विकास के लिए उत्क्रिस्ट कार्य किया है एवं आजकल किसानो को उचित मूल्य पर कृषि इनपुट सुनिश्चित करवाने एवं उनके फसल उद्पाद को बाज़ार व्यवस्था करवाने में FPO का सराहनीय योगदान रहा है |” जीतेन्द्र मिन्ज, प्रखंड सहकारिता पदाधिकारी , तोरपा
One room, seven members in that – sleeping, eating, chatting – all there. Eating was less, especially during the months when their own crops would finish and there won’t be enough money to buy food. Muni Heprika, a woman belonging to the Kandha tribe from Karagadi village of Kolnara block in Rayagada district of Odisha, was brought up like this.
Manoj Warkade died when he was barely 25. The oldest of three siblings, Manoj loved to ride motorbike. He would ride his machine through meadows, farm fields – at times cross rivulets, and climb hillocks [. . .]
Diptimayee Nayak loves to eat fish. And, so do the other members of her six-member family, and most of the people living in Odisha (per capita fish consumption is 13.79kg/annum in Odisha, while the national average stands at 6.5 kgs per person).
Farmers of Nayagram block of West Bengal would work with all their might round the year to earn
Rs.60,000 or so. That was all to meet their family expenses. Their crop looked exotic, but could never
fetch handsome cash income from the local market.