There are 110 families in the village Hassa of Murhu block in Khunti. The villagers’ main occupation is agriculture. Chandmani Devi, wife of Manohar Pahan, lives in this village. She has 4 members in the family. Her husband attended agricultural training and had gone for exposure visit to different agriculture fields in Ranchi district through ANDHERI project. She attended some training on animal husbandry too.
She has taken 2000 loans from Mano Tara Mahila Mandal self help group and started working in her own field throughout the Kharif and Ravi season. She cultivated rice, Maize, and vegetables. She started cultivating vegetables in her small plot just behind Hassa Panchayat Bhwan where she never used to cultivate crops. She found that the quantity has increased in production. She planted 10 grm of Tomato seeds in 20 decimal of land and the plants are around 1800. She used natural paste, manure and got the production around 4500 kg. She sold all tomatoes and earned around 45,000/- and her net income was 35,000/-. She also cultivated Chilli and got 30,000/- and her net income was 20,000/-. Today, her annual income is about 50,000. Now she is able to send her children in good schools. She has no economic crises in her family. She has built a new house. Further, she wants to purchase some land for her sons and also for cultivation.