The Sagar Island Women’s Collective has 17 members who cultivate organic rice paddy and vegetables and are exploring forms of sustainable tourism.
They have been using a liquid varmi compost that reduces the salinity of the soil and protects the seeds/crops during the monsoon season when the salt water floods the community. Through support and training from the organization NEWS, they are exploring a range of new farming methods.
“When I said that I will try these techniques of cultivation – everyone said that I was crazy and that we could not produce anything out of it. I said – let me be the mad one. And the results are great.” Member, Archana Pradhan