Under the leadership of Anita Devi, mushroom farming has become a symbol of empowerment in the Nalanda district.
Mohd Imran Khan
A group of farmers have turned a shunned wetland into a fish farming, agroforestry and horticulture practice, generating employment for local residents.
Women’s self-help groups in the villages of Jehanabad are encouraging people to build toilets in their homes and end open defecation.
A curd-based mixture has been central to cutting down cultivation costs while increasing productivity for many small and marginal farmers in Bihar.
Two separate initiatives in Bihar are bringing girls together in rural areas to fight against child marriage.
Community managed rice banks which have replaced defunct government managed rice banks in several areas of Patna district in Bihar have released hundreds of Dalit families from the exploitative practices of powerful landlords by ensuring food security during the lean season
Derided as rat eaters, a large number of Musahars in Bihar villages see education for their children as the only way out of the oppression they face daily, but the going is still tough.