Study indicates Beejamrutha as an efficient plant growth stimulant

Treating the seeds with a mix of cow-dung and cow-urine based formulation is one of four important wheels of Zero-Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF). This mix is known as Beejamrutha. The beneficial micro-organisms present in beejamrutha are known to protect the crop from harmful soil-borne and seed-borne pathogens. Scientific experiments were conducted to find out the …

Farmer Ravi, from J. Ramapuram village, Vajrakarur mandal, Anantapuramu district. He is a graduate in Science with Lab Technician specialisation. His monthly income when he was a lab technician in nearby town was about 5000. He couldn’t continue in that profession due to low income. He chose ZBNF with the inspiration of his uncle and …

Community cadre- Story of Cluster Activist (ZBNF) Mrs.Lakshmi

Name: Y. Lakshmi Location: Boomanacheruvu  cluster , Maden palle Mandal , Chittoor Lakshmi’s journey started when she initially worked as a Village Activist and then as a Cluster Activist in Community Managed Sustainable Agriculture, Velugu project. She lives in a combined family so it was difficult to convince everyone to pursue ZBNF. She bought one …

Pioneering change

Name: Mekala Venkata Subbarao Location:  A.Gokavaram village, Nachugunta cluster, West Godavari Land: 16 acres Crops: Paddy, Coconut, Mango, Sugarcane,  Sapodilla, leafy vegetables, Papaya, Guava, Turmeric, Ginger, Chillies, Coriander. Net income: More then 6 lakh per annum Mr.Subbarao was not practising farming initially. He had initially leased out his land on lease. The tenant farmer he …