New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: Actor-environmentalist Juhi Chawla has come forward to do her bit to help the farmers of Wada, on outskirts of Mumbai, stepping beyond the usual celebrity-social media activism.

Juhi has opened the doors of her Wada farmhouse for the landless farmers to grow rice during the times of restrictions imposed this season due to coronavirus crisis.

"Our farmers know the land, soil, wind and air far better than we city people ever will from our textbook knowledge," Juhi was quoted as saying by news agency IANS.

The 'Qayamat se Qayamat tak' actress said that she has asked her people at the farm to keep a close watch on the "quality of rice they sow and that they are to use only organic methods. No chemical must come onto the farm"

Juhi Chawla mentioned that this is not a new practice and added that it feels like going back in the past to times when farming was a huge thing and done in such a manner.

Furthermore, she told IANS that these are times when one should rather work smarter than being a hard worker. Juhi added that the lockdown has taught her several things and she finds it amusing to have this idea.

Juhi Chawla has been an environmental activist, right since she won Miss India title in 1984. She has been doing organic farming in her Wada farmhouse and keeps on doing her bit in disseminating awareness about environmental protection.

Earlier, 'Phir Bhi Dil hai Hindustani' star had said that she has banned the use of plastic in her home and office. For the IPL matches of her team, Kolkata Knight Riders, which Juhi co-owns with Shah Rukh Khan, she changed the team’s flags from plastic to biodegradable material.

In November 2015, Juhi was felicitated with the Indira Gandhi Memorial Award in Social Awareness for her active participation and efforts towards creating awareness about health hazards caused by mobile tower antennae radiation.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma