Here's a reality TV show with a difference – with women farmers taking centre stage.
DD Kisan has launched a first-of-its-kind reality show 'Mahila Kisan Awards,' which will be telecast from December 17, an official statement said.
The show will see participation of women farmers from across the length and breadth of India, including from Jammu and Kashmir, all the states of north-eastern region, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, West Bengal, Punjab, Haryana, Goa, Bihar, Jharkhand, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh among others.
The selection of contestants for the show has been done by Indian Council of Agricultural Research. The format of the show will include two women farmers talking about their achievements in each episode.
Judges will score these contestants based on their assessment. The five contestants who get the highest scores during the show will reach the finals, where one of them will be declared the winner.
Through the show, each participant will have an opportunity to learn from the experiences of other participants. The show is also expected to act as a source of inspiration for lakhs of women across the country watching the show.
Prasar Bharati Chairman A Surya Prakash said the programme will showcase the impact women have had on Indian agriculture and will not only entertain but also educate people.
According to Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati, the show smashes patriarchy through the stories of women farmers' innovation and spirit of entrepreneurship.