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Mitti – Back to the roots, A film on agrarian crisis and Importance of traditional organic farming by Farmers’ Champions

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Mitti-back to roots, is a docudrama film based on several real life incidences from across the country.  The film is made in hindi and dubbed into other languages.

Mitti is the story of a young agricultural scientist ‘Ekta’ who tries understand the crisis in farm sector and explores alternative paths. This is story of a village which was put up for sale.  It is the story of the farmers who lost their lives chasing the dreams of big yields. It is the story of the young women who tried to restore their livelihoods. It is the story of a village which gained freedom from all the clutches.

The film is a result of more than a year research on the farm crisis, farmer suicides, pesticide poisoning, land grab and several other issues pushing farming into crisis.  The research was done by team headed by Mr. Anshul Sinha under the mentorship of Dr. G. V. Ramanjaneyulu, Centre for Sustainable Agriculture, Hyderabad.  The film portrays 25 major issues pushing farming into crisis.

The film aims at saving every farmer from giving up farming and their life and making others realise what is wrong with our approach to farming today and what are the possible ways out.

You can watch the Film at Youtube,

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