Aishwarya Pillai is deputy director of communications at Digital Green. Based in New Delhi, she has a combined experience of over 16 years in handling communications for organizations in diverse sectors. She has particularly enjoyed her stint in the development sector—observing, documenting, and sharing stories of communities striving for change.

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Shanti Devi was born in the 1960s, somewhere around the start of India’s Green Revolution. The introduction of pesticides and fertilizers was heralded as a game changer in Devi’s village of Pirakhpur in the state of Bihar. However, the meager yield from the old traditional ways of farming and the huge expenditures on chemical pesticides […]

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