Disabled farmers encourage others to grow organic crops
Shishir Kumar Choudhary from Madhya Pradesh suffered an accident that left him with 56% disability. He lost the ligaments of his right leg and had to undergo a bone replacement operation.
The incident made him realize that people with disabilities require resources suitable to their need. He started the NGO Naman Seva Samiti that is helping 17,000 disabled people in villages across four states to become independent.
The NGO works on issues like health and sanitation, livelihood, education and social protection.
Today, there are more than 600 disabled farmers who have developed a Farmer Federation, which works with 5,000 farmers.