A 45-year-old tribal woman from Orissa, Arna Majhi struggled to make ends meet as a farmer. That was until her zeal to be successful in life, got her the attention of Utthan Foundation project coordinator. Impressed with her determination to work hard to achieve success, Arna was selected as a woman champion from her village and trained by Utthan Foundation in implementing modern agricultural practices. After the training, Arna, along with her husband, meticulously implemented the practices of seed treatment and line sowing in their field, and increased their yield by 50%. Today she works as an animator with Utthan Foundation at a Farmer Field School under project Pathways, travels to various villages in the district along with Utthan Foundation team, and motivates others to adopt modern agricultural practices.
A 45-year-old tribal woman from Orissa, Arna Majhi struggled to make ends meet as a farmer.
December 15, 2017