Natwar Sarangi of Odisha, the individual revolutionary

By Ashish Kothari on Feb. 25, 2014 in Environment and Ecology

Natwarbhai was earlier a ‘modern’ farmer, lured into it by officials and traders, involving high-yielding varieties, chemical fertilizers, and pesticides. One day, while watching a labourer spray Carbofuran (a highly toxic pesticide), he was horrified to see him stagger and collapse. Rushed for treatment, the worker survived, but not Natwarbhai’s faith in the new agriculture….to know how this remarkable retired schoolteacher, practising organic farming for the last decade or so, swears by its potential to feed India’s population,

First Published in The Hindu, December 8, 2012

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