24 September, 2020

COVID-19 Good Samaritans: Donating Fodder Online, This Mumbai Entrepreneur Duo Keeps Gaushalas Happy And Healthy

Gautami and Rajas Paranjpe's Bodhishop has been facilitating a steady supply of fodder to needy and small-time dairy farmers

COVID-19 Good Samaritans: Donating Fodder Online, This Mumbai Entrepreneur Duo Keeps Gaushalas Happy And Healthy
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2020-04-25T13:47:46+05:30

Dairy farmers are not worrying overmuch about the unsold milk their cows produce during the lockdown, used as they are to some produce going waste. It is the fear of their cattle going hungry due to the non-availability of fodder that haunts them. Each cow needs 25 kg of fodder--15 kg green grass, 10 kg dry grass and 200 gms of jaggery. If cows go without the right mix of fodder for a long period their capacity to produce milk could be reduced. Ensuring a regular flow of fodder to dairies is crucial. During this lockdown, it’s a challenge too, as small farmers with less than six cows are finding out.

Enter Rajas Paranjpe and his Mumbai-based dairy start-up Bodhishop. “Anyone can help needy farmers by buying fodder online from our website and we will deliver it straight to the needy farmers/gaushalas,” explains Paranjpe. Customers have to select the fodder that they wish to donate, add it to their ‘cart’ on Bodhishop’s website, check the quantity and checkout. They can donate multiple products by selecting the fodder type from a menu and...

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