Nishikanta is 45 and he registered for AMS in June 2014. He has a small plot of land, part of which he leases to another local farmer, as he could not afford to plant the whole area himself. Since joining AMS, Nishikanta has started making significant profits from his paddy field, with reduced input costs and higher output, both in terms of quality and quantity. He plans to take back his other plot when the lease runs out and plant more rice. Nishikanta has a family of six and he is delighted that he can now afford all the household expenses without having to resort to expensive moneylenders.