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WHY NATURAL FARMING?

WHAT FARMING PRACTICES DO TARU FARMERS FOLLOW?

Natural farming is environment friendly and sustainable. It is low cost in production with high productivity/profitability. Chemical farming requires high monetary investment for purchase of key inputs like fertilizers and plant protection chemicals from the market. In natural farming all inputs are used from one’s own farm itself. The system requires a native breed of cattle (desi cow) which in any case forms an integral part of farming families in rural areas. Farmers should use only good quality desi seeds, produced from their own farms by following selection method of breeding.

Benefits of Natural Farming :

  • Decrease in the cost of farming.

  • Increase in productivity and profit

  • Can achieve sustainable agricultural development.

  • Can preserve quality of soil, eliminate the toxins of chemical fertilizers and pesticides.

  • People will be greatly benefited by the consumption of healthy pure food.

  • Longevity of the produce and taste of vegetables, fruits etc will greatly increase.

  • Can preserve quality of surface water and groundwater.

  • In the absence of pesticide , the butterflies & bees get more attracted to the flowers, resulting in more pollination and higher production

  • Liquid manures used in natural farming helps to make available all nutrients from the soil to the plants and, Micro flora supports improvement in soil fertility.                                                                                                 

Previous experiences of Chemical farming :

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  • Chemical farming makes farmers heavily dependent on costly chemical fertilizers and pesticides.

  • With increase in use of fertilizers and pesticides cost of farming is excessively increasing day by day.

  • Production is not increasing, rather it is declining. Humus content of soil decreases and chemical content increases. Thus soil becomes infertile

  • Food grains, vegetables and fruits have pesticide residues affecting health of the people.

  • Surface water & ground water is polluted. It is no more safe for human being & animals.

  • Agriculture becomes less profitable and more risky profession, where small and marginal farmers are the worst sufferers.

  • GMO seeds have brought misery to the farmers

WHAT IS IMPORTANCE OF INDIAN COW IN NATURAL FARMING?

One cow is sufficient to fertilize 30 acres of land. One gram of cow dung contains 300 to 500 crores of different useful bacteria for agriculture. Cow urine and dung are antibiotic, antiseptic, anti fungal and antioxidant. It is disinfectant and it improves soil fertility. Cow dung is a natural growth promoter for the plant. Cow dung and urine are being used for the preparation of a number of products to provide nutrition to soil and control of pest and disease. A person can do farming successfully with zero expense if he has an indigenous cow.

Principles of zero budgets Natural farming :

  • Bijamrut

  • Jivamrut

  • Mulching

  • Waphasa

CREDITS/SOURCE: SRI SRI INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY TRUST