“These villagers earn about Rs 200-250 a day, which is not on a regular basis. In such a situation, they cannot afford to throw a party for the entire village. The villagers, however, do not allow their wedding to be solemnised until they are served food and drinks on the occasion. Thus, thousands of couples never get married.”
Instead of focusing on the regular crops, JSLPS encourages women to get involved in horticulture and plantation of medicinal plants. The specific occupation for them is suggested district-wise.
Madhumita Shaw, the owner of handicrafts business Pipal Tree, talks about overcoming the struggles in her married life to find independence, and helping hundreds of Jharkhand tribal women find theirs