Bhoomi ka Project has not only been helping small and marginal farmers to increase their income but have also been providing safe and healthy food to people. Want to know more? Continue reading.
Bhoomi Ka has been a blessing for farmers
Bhoomi ka Project has come as a boon for the farmers in Bengal and other parts of the country as it has not only helped to increase farmer’s income but have also enabled people living in cities to consume healthy and hygienic food.
Connecting farmers to market
With an aim to make increase the income of the farmers, Bhoomi Ka Project was started in 2016 by Welthungerhilfe and its partner organizations like DRCSC, living farms, centre For World Solidarity and others in 2016, “We were already working with small farmers even before the starting of the project. We were giving them training to grow organic food in the fields. But we realized that generating their income would not be possible unless we connect them to the market,” said Anshuman Das, programme manager, Welthungerhilfe, one of Germany’s biggest private organizations for development and humanitarian aid to Chalgenius.
Creating livelihood for farmers
Bhoomi Ka than began its mission of creating livelihood for farmers and helping them to grow organic food, “Our mission was to connect them with like-minded retailers and consumers who were looking for consuming healthy and safe food products but were not able to get them,” he added.
Bringing all of them at one platform
Anshuman pointed out that Bhoomi Ka also aimed at increased the income of the farmers, “We found that small farmers do not get adequate price for their produce. W e created a market for them and also for small retailers who wanted to sell organic food items. We catered to the middle class consumers who were looking for organic and safe food but didn’t have the money to spend on chain stores to buy them. We brought all of them at one platform so that each of them can understand their needs and can help each other. ”
Over 5k farmers and 2 lakh consumers benefitted in West Bengal
At present, Bhoomi Ka has benefitted over 5000 farmers by increasing their income and has reached to over 2 lakh consumers in West Bengal. The project has been actively running in Bhubaneswar, Delhi, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Jaipur, Udaipur and Ranchi, “We procure 12 kinds of rice from Bengal, black wheat flour from Punjab, lentils from Jharkhand. We have 10-12 places in West Bengal where organic seasonal vegetables are coming from farmers to retailers.”
Quality of food must be focused
“People, especially in Bengal always give a thought about the kind of food but not the quality of food. Normally, people do not give a second about the origin of the food they are consuming and whether it is nutritious or harmful to health. People are also less bothered about the condition of the growers of the food. Bhoomi Ka has tried to ensure that people get safe food as well as the farmers and retailers have a smile on their faces,” he signed off.
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Keywords: Bhoomi Ka, organic food, farmers, retailers, Chalgenius
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