Most of all, it was hard to explain the love for the omnipresent bhaat (rice). They find it in all three meals from our hostel mess; and on special occasions, packed into sandwiches. We love rice so much, we put it into anything we possibly can. We put it into our pithas, we put it into our wedding rituals, we put it into our glue, and we even put it into our buildings.
Rupjyoti Gogoi started the group ‘The Village Weaves’ who make lifestyle products out of plastic, weaving it with cotton and other fabric, and empowered women of the entire village of Bochagaon, Kaziranga.
Due to the efforts of Samir Bodoloi and his ‘Green Commandos’ from the NGO, over 400 farmers have been adopted by urban families, over 150 schools have been adopted under the eco-initiative.