In Balasore and Mayurbhanj districts of Odisha, villagers being marginal and small-time farmers have been facing distress sale of groundnut since the beginning of the pandemic. Goonj reached out to families under its ‘Vaapsi’ initiative and procured tonnes of groundnut, to be added to its relief kits. Our teams, during the Rahat-COVID work in the area, were surprised to come across chemical-free, superior quality groundnuts being readied and sold at throwaway prices. Goonj with its partner organization decided to procure the raw and fresh groundnuts from the locals at a good price in order to create a sustainable livelihood option for them.
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