When Bhivpuri took a U-turn

How marginal farmers were weaned back through appropriate technology in Raigad

Bhivpuri is a tiny hamlet nestled in the interiors of Karjat in Raigad district of Maharashtra. It is 18 km from Karjat station, and around 100 km from the district headquarters at Alibag. Primarily made up of tribal Dhangars, Mahadev Koli, Katkari, and Thakur households and a few Maratha residents, all of whom are either marginal or landless farmers, Bhivpuri is faced with the problem of limited fertile land for agriculture, in spite of ample rains during the monsoon.