Green gram for nutrition and livelihood security

Agriculture is my main livelihood. I have one acre of low land, 3 acres medium land, 0.3 acre upland and 0.1 acre backyard area. I usually grow rice in low and medium land, finger millet in upland, and spine gourd and broad bean in the backyard during kharif. After harvesting rice, I cultivated green gram in one acre of low land and rice in some portion of medium land. I normally harvested 20 quintals rice, 2 quintals each of finger millet and green gram.

Name: Niranjan Khada
Village: Chikima, Block: Boipariguda, District: Koraput
Age: 53 years
Caste: Rana (OBC)
Occupation: Farmer (4.4 acres)
Family size: 5 (adults)
Read full story in English (Translated by Akshaya Kumar Panda and Aliza Pradhan) and Odiya.

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