Gujarat farmers strike gold with marigold

Over the last 4-5 years, a sizeable number of the 300 households of Kamboi village, Limkheda block of Dahod District, Gujarat, has shifted from maize and paddy cultivation to floriculture, horticulture and growing seasonal vegetables, transforming their lives and the landscape of the village.

Endless stretches of bright marigold fields and fragrant Indian roses can be seen in season. Women lead the charge for change and the men assist them in marketing the blooms.

The economic surge in Kamboi is reflected in children going to private schools for better education, villagers investing in motorcycles for speedy transport of their blooms to markets and thatched huts giving way to pucca houses.

Read the full article at The Hindu BusinessLine (Usha Rai)

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