Gujjari Mohanty is over 70, but still works daily in her betel vineyard, in Govindpur, Odisha. And she resists – like other betel leaf farmers in Dhinkia and Govindpur villages – South Korean steel mining giant Posco's takeover of her land. She is clear that she does not want the monetary compensation decided by the government and the company; she also does not believe in their promise of jobs. All this farmer wants is to continue working on her vineyards. 

Watch the video at the link below: A day at the vineyards.

Purusottam Thakur

Purusottam Thakur is a 2015 PARI Fellow. He is a journalist and documentary filmmaker. At present, he is working with the Azim Premji Foundation and writing stories for social change.

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