At a time when the country faces a crisis in its farming sector, a documentary based on the real-life struggles of a farmer from Uttarakhand was nominated for the Academy Awards on September 18. Titled ‘Moti Bagh’, the project brings attention to the struggles faced by a farmer in a remote Himalayan village.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat congratulated director Nirmal Chander Dandriyal for the nomination. He mentioned that the film is based on the life of Vidyadutt, a farmer hailing from Pauri Garhwal region in the state.

The Chief Minister said that the documentary would help inspire youngsters to stay in their villages and work for the betterment of their communities. “It will help stop migrations from remote areas,” he added.

The Uttarakhand CM also appealed to young farmers to play an active role in preventing migrations. He urged the people to take advantage of the schemes launched by the government for their benefits.

Watch the ‘Moti Bagh’ trailer here:


Bhartendhu Sharma

A journalist by profession who has been into reporting from four years. Bhartendu Sharma has worked across all the three mediums -- Online, Print and Television. Previously, he has worked with PageScoop media (a Delhi-based website). Later, Bhartendu moved to Deccan Chronicle, Hyderabad, where he covered many national and International sports tournament. While at DC, he also went to Singapore to cover UFC bout.

Apart from that, he has covered Lok Sabha 2019 elections in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal while working for Tiranga TV. He has also reported on prominent cases of crime & courts during his stint with the TV channel which featured top journalists like Karan Thapar, Barkha Dutt.

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