Gujarat elections: Dairy cooperatives shape rural contest | Latest News India

In Gujarat’s Banaskantha district, Nagana is a sleepy but well-developed village. A vast majority of the homes here are part of the cooperative village that collects milk for Banas Dairy, Gujarat’s biggest district milk union. IT is also home to 65-year-old Navalben Chaudhary who has sold milk worth ₹1.41 crore to the dairy over the … Read more

Ex-MLAs, Baroda Dairy head among 19 BJP rebels in Gujarat polls fray

The Gujarat BJP has suspended 19 of its rebel leaders so far for filing nominations against the party’s official candidates in the upcoming state Assembly polls. While most of such BJP rebels took the Independent route, three chose the Congress and one the AAP to contest the polls. Of the three rebels who bagged the … Read more

From Banas to Anand, How Women in Dairy Dens of Gujarat are Taking Charge of Their Money & Politics

Savitaben‘s day starts at 6am. Helped by her mother-in-law Hansaben, she milks 12 buffaloes before getting onto other household chores. The family sells the milk to Banas dairy and earns Rs 30,000 every month. Savitaben of Lunawa village in Tharad constituency of Gujarat works as a patwari and also takes care of domestic chores. The … Read more