The story of Navalben Dalsangbhai Chaudhary, a 62-year-old woman from Gujarat, is one of inspiration, perseverance and the power of determination.
Selling milk can certainly earn you a living. And if you own a dairy, your earnings can reach millions. However, managing livestock or a small dairy can become challenging when you are not in the prime of your age.
Navalben, who hails from Nagana village in Banaskantha district, defied this odd to start a mini-revolution in her district. She has made a record by selling milk worth Rs 1.10 crore in 2020, earning a profit of Rs 3.50 lakh every month, according to reports. In 2019, she sold milk worth Rs 87.95 lakh.
Navalben started a dairy in her house last year. But now, she has over 80 buffaloes and 45 cows that cater to the milk needs of people from several villages.
The 62-year-old says she has four sons but they earn much less than her. “I have four sons who are studying and working in cities. I run a dairy of 80 buffaloes and 45 cows. In 2019, I sold milk worth Rs 87.95 lakh and was the first in the Banaskantha district in this case. I am also number one by selling milk worth Rs.1 crore 10 lakh in 2020,” she said.
Nawalben, who milks her cows herself every morning, now has 15 employees working for her in the dairy.
Her milk selling achievement has been recognised with two Lakshmi Awards and three Best Pashupalak Awards in Banaskantha district.