The contrasting scenarios of record agricultural production and grinding poverty illustrate what is described as the “paradox of plenty” in the agriculture sector. India wastes around food worth approximately $14 billion each year, according to government figures.
The passbook that she showed me was absorbed in the dirt with many stains and inappropriate folding’s. It was not just a passbook for her it was a symbol of economic independence. I turned on my scooter and left the village with the thought of silent revolution the MGNREGA is carrying out in lakhs of Indian villages.