Name : Ms. Kapuriben Chauhan
District & State : Dahod, Gujarat
Category : Agricultural (General)
Award : Consolation
Award Function : 1st National Grassroots Innovation Awards
Award Year : 2001
Kapuriben Chauhan, 54 years, is an illiterate farmer. She does farming and livestock management. She is a hard working lady who takes care of the household as well as her farm and thus earns her living. She gets maximum profit from chilli, garlic, brinjal, and onion every year. At present, she is trying to grow various types of yams near her field. She does not use any chemical fertilizers in her farm. She could also cure animals for minor ailments Protection Of Chili seedlings From Gavala (insect): To protect the seedlings of chillies from Gavala (an insect in gujarati), the branches of “Kada” plant are spread over on the seedlings. Due to the bitterness of the leaves of Kada, the Gavala runs off from that place. It also controls the moisture level of seedlings.