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NALANDA: Not very long ago, women here had a miserable life, but courtesy mushroom farming a large many of them are now an economically empowered lot. Earlier dependent on small sums sent home by their husbands from Punjab and other states, they are now in a position to provide their children better education.
"Mushroom cultivation has changed my life. Now, I earn about Rs 4,000 to Rs 5,000 per month," Manju Devi of Taznipur village told TOI. She has now called her husband back from Ludhiana. He now helps her in mushroom cultivation and the couple manages to earn a handsome amount.