Neha Gupta

Neha Gupta

Placed at:   Mandla, Madhya Pradesh

Education: B. Tech. (Agricultural Engineering), College of Agricultural Enginnering, Jabalpur

Prior work experience:

  • Neha Gupta’s experience of six years involved activities relating to the promotion of Women’s Self Help Groups, planning of livelihood and supporting the execution of planned livelihood interventions through capacity building. She has also conducted gender sensitisation workshops in communities

One key work during fellowship

  • Traditional varieties of paddy viz. Assamkoti and Chhindikapur were getting extinct despite having high nutritional value

What was done:

  • Created a producer company of 512 women farmers
    Convergence with NRLM and Agriculture Department, linked schemes to the producer company
    Promotion of “Kanha Rice” brand


  • In 2013-14, 124 quintals of paddy were produced out of which 16 quintals were used as seeds
    The farmers got an additional profit of 22 rupees per kg
    Extended to 500 acres in 2014-15
    The brand is growing