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Invest in the learning of young farmers of India
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    Aarti Naryan

    from Bundelkhand

The Problem:

  1. Today the Indian agriculture is in chaotic condition where we are devising new technologies to ease production without realizing that the farmers are in a bad state and it is important that we re-ignite their lost hope.
  2. Rural Youth is compelled to migrate to cities to do odd jobs because he /she see no future in agriculture. Even if they want to pursue agriculture they struggle to gain the confidence to do so.  Because farming is neither considered profitable nor socially acceptable.  
  3. India has tremendous potential to boost its economy by investing in the agrarian sector. We are the only country in the entire world where more than 100 crops can be produced and production can happen throughout the year.  

About the Program

Khetshala: A fellowship program for Rural Youth in agriculture.

A one-year residential fellowship program for rural youth in sustainable agriculture. The aim is to instill the pride in farming among rural youth through economically and ecologically sustainable natural farming. The program has a systematic curriculum which will engage the fellows for a year in agro and allied activities, as these fellows go back after completing the program they bring an impact in rural areas in the longer run. Each year 10 fellows that graduate from the program will become catalysts of change by starting up small scale agro-enterprises where they manage production, processing, and marketing on their own.


The fellows will spend the year living in Human Agrarian center in the Banda District of Bundelkhand understanding agriculture. The center was started around 20 years ago by Prem Singh. He has built the campus with years of compassion and devotion into a lush green garden and farmland that paints a picture of futuristic organic living with homegrown compost,  fruits and vegetable bearing garden,  livestock shelter, and water bodies. The curriculum will include practical, theoretical and experimental aspects which give holistic learning to the fellows and imparts confidence in them to pursue agriculture as well as train the other farmers in their region.

More about the centre in an article published by 'The Hindu':

We are running this program free of cost for the rural youth coming from modest background. Hence we require your support.

The per fellow expense for a year (inc. Accommodation, Accommodation, Food, Small Machinery, Trainers, Stationary, Lease rent of Land for demo farms) is  172,800 INR. 


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