RAJKUMARI DEVI OR KISAAN CHACHI OR EVEN CYCLE CHACHI AS SHE IS CALLED IS TRULY A STREE SHAKTI…COMING ON THE SHOW ON DD NATIONAL ON SUN 22 MARCH @9
“There is no force equal to a woman determined to rise”-W.E.B .Dubois
There was a time when she just had a fistful of sattu (roasted gram flour) to feed her family of four. That she had no money, an unemployed husband and three children below five. But that was 1988. Twenty-one years later, she has not only turned her life around but also those of countless others in Anandpur, Bihar. Today, documentary producers are queuing up to tell the story of Raj Kumari — popularly known as `Kisan Chachi’ — who has been honoured with the Kisan Shree award.
She has become proficient in assessing the quality of soil in her area and ensuring successful harvests. With three decades of experience, Kisan Chachi or Farmer Aunty as she is called has learnt all the nuances of good farming practices. Today, this 58-year-old mother of three grown-up children, cycles almost 30…
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