Important income

Shasanka Das shows off his successful betel leaf plantation. Das and his family live in the middle of the island, half their harvest was destroyed by cyclone Aila. Despite this, Das has bounced back. "1998 was also a bad cyclone which destroyed our crop. The weather is changing and I need a good crop this year to pay of the debt to regrow this crop after Aila," he states.

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Shasanka Das shows off his successful betel leaf plantation. Das and his family live in the middle of the island, half their harvest was destroyed by cyclone Aila. Despite this, Das has bounced back.
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