For these farmers in Bihar’s Jamui, hope is 27-years-old

Till nearly two years ago, Suhawan Singh Rathore from Bihar had the world before him. He had completed his Masters in Development at the Azim Premji University in Bengaluru, and started working as an innovation officer at a private firm in Bhubaneswar.

But then, he had a change of heart. And now, he is back home in Naxal-hit Jamui, helping a collective of paddy farmers battle a cycle of debt and distress by planting additional, organic vegetable crop within a low budget.