Meet the man who is saving indigenous songs and seeds, together
Meet Babulal Dahiya from Madhya Pradesh’s Satna district. He is a collector of folk songs and seeds. And it was while collecting Bagheli folklore, this 72-year-old farmer cum Bagheli poet realized that saving folk songs and sayings won’t mean much if the local crop varieties, which repeatedly crop up in the folk literature, are not saved and protected side by side. Dahiya has till now collected over 110 traditional varieties of rice. And he has been cultivating these varieties on small-sized plots in his two-acre land to preserve and protect them.