Many Villages in India are turning into Ghost Villages with most of the people settling down in Cities for work opportunities.
But there are few who are working towards bringing growth opportunities to the Villages to retain the people.
One of them is 27 year old, Divya Rawat from Uttrakhand.
She came from Uttarakhand to Delhi to pursue her undergraduate and Master’s degrees in social work. After that, she found a job in a leading NGO, where she worked on human rights issues.
It hurt her to see people from her state living miserable lives in the city while the villages back home turned into ghost villages. She wanted to do something about this situation and the big push came when Uttarakhand was hit by the tragic floods of 2013.
Divya Rawat immediately quit her job and went back to Dehradun. Her plan was to try and revive decent livelihoods for the people of Uttarakhand. She wanted people to find employment and lead dignified lives within the state. And she also wanted those who had left for the cities to come back home.
Not only bringing employment to Villages, she is also sharing her knowledge and expertise with the world. She is taking hands on workshops on Mushroom Cultivation. You can check her workshops on Youtube.
Check out her page Soumya Foods on Facebook.
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