These women farmers of Punjab run more than two thousand organic kitchen gardens, you can also start one
Successful women entrepreneurs grow organic vegetables in the kitchen garden
Chemical fertilizers and pesticides are being used more nowadays to get quicker and more crops. This may give more crop production for a few years, but gradually it destroys the nutrients of the soil. Not only this, they also have a bad effect on the environment and our health. In view of this, farmers are now emphasizing on organic farming. Apart from this, people have also made organic kitchen gardens at home, in which they cultivate many types of vegetables. One such woman is Punjab’s Bibi Kamaljeet Kaur, who started by growing vegetables in the organic kitchen garden and has now become a successful woman entrepreneur.
Wanted to do something for the society
Bibi Kamaljit Kaur, a resident of Barnala district of Punjab, comes from a marginal farmer family. Her husband practices agriculture. She always wanted to do something, not only for herself, but for the whole society. With open and positive thoughts, she made her mark in the field of farming and organic products. In today’s time when the environment is being damaged due to pesticides, through organic farming, they have changed the face of many villages.
How did the kitchen garden start?
Kamaljit Kaur attended a seminar organized by Agriculture Heritage Mission. Here they got information about the adverse effects of pesticides on human health and environment. Along with cancer-cervical tumour, the risk of many other diseases also increases. After gathering information and taking training, she started growing vegetables in the kitchen garden in an organic way. She also inspired other women of her field to do this work.
Added 2 thousand women farmers
She made the farmers of about 20 villages aware of the deadly consequences of chemicals. Today she is running more than 2000 organic kitchen gardens. About two thousand women farmers are associated with her. Inspired by Bibi Kamaljit Kaur, farmers of Bhotna, Chughan, Malliya and many other villages are also growing pesticide free vegetables.
Self help group formed
She participates in training programs organized under Agriculture Heritage Mission and ATMA in the Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. He himself has formed a self-help group under the Agriculture Heritage Mission and ATMA scheme. She advises women farmers to do their own work by forming self-help groups. She is earning extra by making pickles, murabbas, sauces etc.
Received many honours
For her contribution in the agriculture sector, she has got the honour of successful women farmer in the district level program under ATMA Yojana. She has also been awarded by the Deputy Commissioner of Barnala for Progressive and Successful Women Farmer.
You too can use fresh and chemical free vegetables by growing vegetables in the kitchen garden. If there is absolutely no information in this regard, then you can contact any agricultural expert or Krishi Vigyan Kendra.
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