How an organic farmer is creating an army of ‘green commandos’ in Assam

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.

In 2017, when Samir Bordoloi started the Society for Promotion of Rural Economy & Agricultural Development, North East (Spread NE), he only took one little step towards sustainable organic farming, conserving the multitude of indigenous crops from the North-East, and helping farmers get their rightful due in the market.

Today, due to the efforts of the ‘Green Commandos’ from the NGO, over 400 farmers have been adopted by urban families, over 150 schools have been adopted under the eco-initiative and more than 260 Green Commandos are currently trained to educate the rural folk about the benefits of local cuisine, permaculture, vermicomposting, getting farmers to engage in organic farming, and saving indigenous crops from extinction, with the motto- ‘indigenous people working with indigenous agri-products towards an indigenous economy’.

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