Why More And More Women Take To Farming, But Remain Invisible | Read

PUBLISHED ON: June 16, 2016 | Duration: 2 min, 56 sec

  
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In Kalibhigapar village in Bihar's Nalanda district, Bachhi Devi's is an all-women household. It was the lack of money in farming that pushed the men in her family, her husband and three sons, to the cities like Delhi and Kolkata in search of work. Bacchi Devi is 55 and a sharecropper. She leases about half an acre of land from a landowner in her village in return for 50 per cent of her harvest. However, she feels farming under this tenancy arrangement is not profitable. "I can't even cover my input cost", she says.
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