Mitti is the story of a young agricultural scientist ‘Ekta’ who tries understand the crisis in farm sector and explores alternative paths. This is story of a village which was put up for sale. It is the story of the farmers who lost their lives chasing the dreams of big yields. It is the story of the young women who tried to restore their livelihoods. It is the story of a village which gained freedom from all the clutches.
The film is a result of more than a year research on the farm crisis, farmer suicides, pesticide poisoning, land grab and several other issues pushing farming into crisis. The research was done by our team headed by Mr. Anshul Sinha under the mentorship of Dr. G. V. Ramanjaneyulu, Centre for Sustainable Agriculture, Hyderabad. The film portrays 25 major issues pushing farming into crisis.
The film aims at saving every farmer from giving up farming and their life and making others realise what is wrong with our approach to farming today and what are the possible ways out.
Krishi TV is a online media portal by Development Dialogue to bring in issues linked to farming and rural development, alternative ideas and experiences within the reach of the people. it can be accessed at krishi.tv