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Posted on: 12/02/2016

Natural agriculture: The man behind ‘zero-budget spiritual farming’

 

Padma awardee believes there’s much to learn from ancient Indian cultivation techniques

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Subhash Palekar demonstrates the preparation of ‘Jiwamrita’ formulation.

 

…..“The farmer needs to apply to the crop a dose of Jiwamrita — a fermented solution containing 200 litres water, 5-10 litres cow urine, 10 kg dung, 1 kg each of gur (jaggery) and besan (gram flour), and a handful of soil from the farm bund — for every acre. The other important thing is to spread a carpet of harvested crop residue between crop rows, which helps to absorb moisture from the atmosphere and also prevents emergence of weeds,” explains Palekar.
According to him, Jiwamrita basically nurtures thousands of bacteria essential for healthy crop growth. The urine and dung used in the formulation, he insists, should be from indigenous cattle: “one desi cow can nourish 30 acres”……

 

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Courtesy : K F Keravala

 

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