"I was completing my graduation and had my sights set on a government job when my father passed away and our family fell into financial crisis. Being an educated person, what would people say if I simply join agriculture? But with no other choice at the time, I thought let me put my mind to good use in farming and support my family of 9. I saw an opportunity in growing vegetables, quickly learning that early production of seasonal and off seasonal vegetables was the only way to get a good price from the market. But we faced a big water problem and had to find a solution. We got together as a group of farmers, and installed a pump to ‘lift’ water from the nearby river to irrigate our fields. With enough water, the vegetable business provided handsome returns! I soon saw another business opportunity and established a ‘vegetable nursery’ to supply year – round vegetable saplings to farmers. It seems I’m putting my brain to good use after all…” - Biswanth Mandal, Bhairabdanga, Bahadurpur, Farakka, West Bengal.
ACF partners with NABARD to implement Watershed in Punjab
April 26, 2023
ACF has partnered with NABARD to implement the Bari Watershed Development Projec...