Navalben Dalsangbhai Chaudhary, a woman who started a dairy at home last year has reportedly achieved the remarkable feat with her mini-revolution in dairy farming in her village. The 62-year old woman hails from Nagana village in Banaskantha district, Gujarat.
With the dairy at home, Navalben Chaudhury made a record in her village selling milk worth Rs 1.10 crore in 2020. From the sky-rocketed revenue, she earned a profit of whooping Rs 3.50 lakh every month, according to reports.
Navalben owns over 80 buffaloes and 45 cows that cater to the dairy needs of several villages in her state. Moreover, she is also closely associated with Amul Dairy Cooperative Society, where she supplies the milk from her dairy. In spite of employing 15 people working in her undertaking, she herself milks her cows and buffaloes every morning.
Appreciation by Amul India
Back in August last year, Amul Dairy Chief Executive Officer RS Sodhi released a list of '10 Millionaire Rural Women Entrepreneurs' on Twitter. These women, engaged in dairy farming and animal husbandry, earned lakhs of rupees by selling milk to Amul in the financial year 2019-20. The chairman recognised the contribution of the empowered women in the thriving of the world-renowned cooperative society.
Meet our 10 millionaire rural women entrepreneurs of @banasdairy1969 ofGujarat who involved in business of dairy & AH .They poured milk worth lacs of rs during fin yr 19-20. There are lacs of such empowered women in gujarat @Amul_Coop @girirajsinghbjp @ChaudhryShankar pic.twitter.com/WY2Ng4rGcB
— R S Sodhi (@Rssamul) August 19, 2020
In the list, Navalben was featured with Rs 87,95,900.67 as her earnings by selling 221595.6 kilograms of milk that year. She earned the highest among all the 10 women.
Apart from the aforesaid recognition, she also won two Lakshmi Awards and three Best Pashupalak Awards in Banaskantha district for her achievements in the field of dairy farming.
In an interview, she reportedly revealed that her four sons earn much less than her. Valaben stated, "I have four sons who are studying and working in cities. In 2019, I sold milk worth 87.95 lakh rupees and was the first in the Banaskantha district in this case. I am also number one by selling milk worth 1 crore rupees 10 lakh in 2020.”
Her story of success serves as an inspiration for many small-scale businesswomen in our country. The 62-year old woman has proven with her feat that age is just a number when one has the much-needed will to achieve their ambitions.
Feature Image Credits: Twitter