Marigold farming boosts socio-economic condition in West Bengal

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Marigold farming boosts socio-economic condition in West Bengal

by Ani 2:03 mins

Marigold farming boosts socio-economic condition in West Bengal

by Ani 2:03 mins

Marigold farming is strengthening the socio-economic condition of a village in West Bengal while also empowering the unemployed villagers, especially women. Every family of Koladipara village of Siliguri district of the state is engaged in marigold farming. While men are engaged in farming, the women and girls pluck the yellow flowers to weave garlands and sell them at the wholesale market in Siliguri town, where these are in high demand. Pallabi Roy, a girl student of the village feels empowered as she is able to continue her education while earning money from weaving garlands. Most of the residents of Koladipara village are now involved in this new business. Most of the villagers were daily wage labourers before a local self-help group; Phasidewa Farmers Club (PFC) changed their destiny.

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