Millet Revolution. Winning the battle against hunger, silently

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Revival of millet cultivation in Medak of Andhra shows how a variety of millets can fight hunger even during drought, keep farmers debt-free, and provide the much-needed nutrition without using pesticides. The seeds of this silent revolution were sown 16 years ago by 32 women farmers who formed “Sangham” — a self-help group. Slowly, with the help of Deccan Development Society (DDS), an NGO working with poor Dalits in this district, they ploughed the land, revived it with organic manure, and sowed the seeds. Read more and see also Women grow food basket