November 11, 2017 by
Can individual farmer’s land be developed under Mahatma Gandhi NREGS? Yes, individual farmer’s land can be developed under Mahatma Gandhi NREGS. Works creating individual assets shall be prioritised on land or homestead owned by households belonging to the: a) Scheduled Castes (b) Scheduled Tribes (c) nomadic tribes (d) denotified tribes (e) other families below the poverty line (f) women-headed households (g) physically handicapped headed households (h) beneficiaries of land reforms (i) the beneficiaries under the Indira Awaas Yojana (j) beneficiaries under the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 (2 of 2007) and, After exhausting the eligible beneficiaries under the above categories, on lands of the small or marginal farmers as defined in the Agriculture Debt Waiver and Debt Relief Scheme, 2008 subject to the condition that such households shall have a job card with at least one member willing to work on the project undertaken on their land or homestead Click here to know about Conditions to use NREGA at farm

November 11, 2017 by
Individual farmer’s land that is to be developed under Mahatma Gandhi NREGA should be treated as a project with the following conditions.  1. The individual land owner shall be a job card holder and also work in the project and the proposed activity should be part of annual shelf of projects.  2. All projects to be executed under MGNREGA have to be approved by Gram Sabha.  3. No contractor shall be involved in the execution of work. 4. No labour displacing machinery shall be used in the execution of work.  No labour displacing machinery shall be purchased / hired. Can NREGA be used for farmland

February 12, 2018 by
What is this Zero Budget spiritual Farming? Zero Budget spiritual Farming means for all the crops, the production cost will be zero. In the Zero Budget Natural Farming nothing has to be purchased from outside. All things required for the growth of the plant are available around the root zone of the plants. Our soil is prosperous-full of nutrients. How much nutrients the crops takes from the soil? Only 1.5 to 2.0 %. Remaining 98 to 98.5% nutrients are taken from air, water & solar energy. This 1.5% nutrients taken by the soil are also available free of cost as it is taken from the prosperous soil which is enriched with these nutrients. The nutrients in the soil are in the unavailable form and this is what the soil testing report says. This non-available form is converted to available form by the millions of micro-organisms. Currently, in our farms these nutrients are not available because the micro-organisms which convert these non-available farm nutrients into available are destroyed by means of poisonous chemical and organic fertilizers, insecticides, and weedicides. We have to re-establish these micro-organisms in the soil. How it can be done? By applying the cow dung of our local cow. The cow dung of the local cow is a miraculous culture. One gram of cow dung contains about 300 to 500 crore beneficial effective microbes. These micro-organisms decompose the dried biomass on the soil and get available the nutrients to the plants. Nature uses the dung and urine of the various animals, birds, insects and earthworms in his self-developing, self-nourishing system. That means the use of cow dung and urine is very natural and hence scientific. How much cow dung is needed for one-acre land? A study of all Indian cow breeds like Gaulao, Lal Kandhari, Khilar, Deoni, Dangi, Nimari from Maharashtra; Gir, Tharparkar, Sahiwal, Redsindhi from West India; Amrutmahal, Krishna kathi, from South India and Hariyana from North India suggests following: Only cow dung of our local cow is effective not of Jersey or Holstein. We can mix half cow dung and half the dung of bullock or buffalo, but not of Jersey or Holstein at any cost. The cow dung and urine of black colored Kapila cow is most effective. The cow dung should be used as fresh as possible and the urine as old as possible to be more effective. Only one cow is needed for thirty acres of land. For one acre land, only ten kilogram of local cow dung is sufficient per month. One local cow gives on an average about 11 Kg of cow dung, one bullock about 13 Kg of dung and one buffalo about 15 Kg dung per day. For one acre one day’s cow dung is enough. That means thirty days cow dung for thirty acres. Adding Jaggery and dicot flour with the cow dung and urine has fantastic results – This is named as Jiwamitra. Another important observation is the cow that gives more milk, its dung and urine is less effective and the cow that gives less milk, its dung and urine is more effective. How to Prepare Jiwamrita http://palekarzerobudgetspiritualfarming.org/Jiwamrita.aspx Take 200 liter Water in barrel. Take 10 Kg Local Cow Dung and 5 to 10 liter cow urine and add it in the water. Then add 2 Kg Jaggery, 2 Kg Pulses flour & handful soil from the bund of the farm in it. Then stir the solution well & keep it to ferment for 48 hours in the shadow.Now Jiwamrita is ready for application. Jiwamrita Application Apply the Jiwamrita to the crops with each Irrigation water OR directly to the crops.   Jiwamrita Spray Spray 10% filtered Jiwamrita on the crops.   Ghan-Jiwamrita Take 100 Kg Local Cow Dung, 2 Kg Jaggery, 2 Kg Pulses flour, Handful soil from the bund. Then mix it well by adding small amount of Cow Urine. Then spread it & keep it in the shadow for drying. Afterwards make its powder by hand & apply to the crops in the proportion of 100 Kg FYM & 10 Kg Ghan-Jiwamrita  

December 28, 2018 by
Small Farmers Business Consortium (SFAC) announced schems for Pack House, Cool Chamber, Preservation Unit, Onion Storage structure Unit and Pusa zero energy Cool Chamber.  Click the link below to access more details. http://agrowbook.com/photo/13/sfac-agrowbook-schemes/userid_1/ Click on link above to see enlarged image details  

December 12, 2018 by
रेशीम शेती करणारे शेतकरी साधारण महिन्याला एकरी २५ ते ३० हजार कमवितात कापसारखी दरवर्षी लागवड करायची गरज नाही व व मजुरी पण फार कमी लागते. उन्हाळा सोडला तर रेशीम शेती बऱ्यापैकी  विदर्भात होते. अनेक शेतकरी लाभान्वित झाले आहेत. नोकरी सारखा दर महिना पैसे मिळणाऱ्या ह्या शेतीला शासनाचे, लागवड ते रेशीम अळी व कोष संगोपनासाठी अनुदान पण आहे. *जर तुम्ही यवतमाळ किंवा वर्धा जिल्ह्यातील शेतकरी असाल  आणि रेशीम शेती साधारण एक एकर भर करायची इच्छा असेल तर खाली दिलेल्या लिंक वर आपली नोंदणी करा. आम्ही आपल्याला संपर्क करू. ह्या रेजिस्ट्रेशन चा उद्देश यवतमाळ/वर्धा जिल्ह्यातील किती शेतकरी बांधवांचा  इंटरेस्ट रेशीम शेतीमध्ये आहे हे जाणून घेण्यासाठी आहे. तसेच अनुसरून रेशीम शेती साठी एकत्रित प्रयत्न करता येईल.  https://goo.gl/BVydRn   शेतकरी बांधवांच्या ग्रुप मध्ये  हा मेसेज नक्की पाठवा यवतमाळ जिल्हा रेशीम माहिती पत्रक