Uttarakhand farmer’s seed saving movement holds promise

M. J. Prabu

March 19, 2014

Jardhar village comprises of nearly 26 small hamlets in Uttarakhand. Like hundreds of villages in the country agriculture is a major occupation here.

But the village is known for more than just agriculture. It houses some of the country’s best and ‘lost’ ancient seed varieties.

This is thanks to Mr. Vijay Jardhari, a small farmer and founder of seed saving movement called Beej Bachao Andolan (seed savers movement), who has managed to save some hundreds of ancient seeds from different crops till date.