kamala Pujari- The Paddy Preserver of #Koraput District & Famous Woman Farmer Of #Odisha
Take Kamala Pujari, 62, of Patraput village in Koraput. As a tribal woman, she has been something of a trail-blazer by preserving hundreds of indigenous varieties of paddy.
The Woman farmer named Kamala Pujari belonging to Patraputa in Koraput in Jeypore in Odisha despite of her win of the ‘Equator Initiative Award’ at the Johannesburg of South Africa in 2002.
Today lives with her six-member family in a kutcha house although a ladies hostel been built in the campus of Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) has been named after her.
Kamala Pujari a tribal lady of Patraput Village, Koraput District, Odisha has chosen a very uncommon trait for herself. She has been preserving local paddies of her area.
The 70-year old farmer stated that they live in the thatched house built by her husband and she does not own a house under the Indira Awas Yojana (IAY).
The tribal woman has been awarded by many national and international agencies too. She has won The Equator Initiative Award in 2002 and Krusi Bisarada Samman in New Delhi. Besides, Odisha government had bestowed Leadership in Achieving Initiative award on her in 2004.