Rasilaben Bheraji from Khedasan village in Sabarkantha district, enrolled for the Utthan project supported by McCain Foods India Pvt. Ltd. With technical information on genetically improved variety of fodder BNH 10 and supported with 500 stem cuttings she initiated farming with BNH 10 on her own land. By the end of the year, she ensured abundant green fodder for her beloved animals year-round, resulting in improved milk yield and additional income of INR 30,000 through sale of surplus green fodder in the market.
She purchased another cow which resulted in additional income. Inspired by her, many farmers from the region have also started cultivating BNH 10 on their farm land with hope of changing their prospects.
Today, she is instrumental in making Khedasan village self-sufficient in perennial green fodder and increased milk production.