Post Tagged with: "CRW Himachal Pradesh"

An Apni Mandi in session (Picture courtesy of Raman Kant)

As pandemic brings trade to a halt, Spiti valley farmers start local markets

  Shimla: The lockdown reached the remote Lahaul-Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh before the Covid pandemic did. Farmers, who suddenly had no way to send their produce outside their region, found a simple solution. They began to host farmers markets called Apni Mandi (Our Market) across the valley. When the initiative earned them profits, farmers were inspired to grow food[Read More…]

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Ajay Rattan from Niun village in Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh has transformed the way he grows and markets his crops since the pandemic struck (Picture credit - Raohit Prashar)

Confronted by pandemic, this farmer ditched chemicals, took to WhatsApp

Shimla: When restrictions were imposed last year to contain the coronavirus, Ajay Rattan (38) faced the same troubles other farmers did. To begin with, fertilisers and pesticides were not available. As markets were shut, he did not know where to sell his produce. Having run out of options, Rattan, who is from Niun village in Bilaspur district of Himachal, used[Read More…]

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