Grain Stories helps farmers go organic, offers better price on produce

Bengaluru-based company aims to educate farmers about the benefits of organic farming; wants to bring organic produce to every household.

For 35-year-old Uma Prasad, organic farming is not something new. Her family has been into the farming business for generations now in Chikkaballapur near Bengaluru.

But the farmer suicides due to their inability to repay their debt, was something difficult to digest for Uma.

She says her father and grandfather, who were into organic farming, had not taken any loan from moneylenders or banks. Their lands were fertile, and even when there was no rain, the land had enough moisture to hold water, making it easy to grow a variety of crops.