How this mother-daughter duo is improving the lives of 5K farmers

By Bahar Dutt

Hand-pounded rice, fresh organic strawberries these are amongst the many items that a Pune-based online store plans to deliver to your doorstep. Of the many e-companies out there bringing fresh groceries to you, this one stands apart for placing the farmer who is growing them right at the centre of its intervention. Three years ago, Kavita Mudhoot Kowshik, a social worker, who has worked on human rights issues, decided to collaborate with her daughter and set up a social enterprise that would help farmers. Kavita, who is based out of Pune, set up Maitreya Agro, in response to the agrarian crisis that is gripping farmers across the country.