Agriculture

Introduction

“Our Aim is to preserve the environment, and maintain ecological balance by water and soil conservation through Tree-plantation”.

To further support & strengthen the chief means of livelihood in villages, the Trust has been continuously engaged in developing new varieties of crops through research & development, to increase yield per hectare for farmers. To preserve the environment’s ecological balance a number of activities are undertaken by the Trust which includes Organic Farming, Bio Gas Production, Generation of Electricity through Solar Energy, Development of Ravine land, Water-Shed Management, Recycling of Water & Tree Plantation.

Bio Gas Plant

In order to meet ever increasing demand of fuel and energy, the Trust has established Bio-gas plants, every day collected cow dung from Gaushala is used in production of Bio-gas and the generated gas is utilized for cooking food, by this the total requirement of energy is supported and the consumption of LPG is reduced.

Organic Farming

The Trust has also opted for organic farming, the total wastage from Gaushala and sullary of bio gas are used as manure for growing fodder, vegetable and horticulture production, the products produced through this method are free from all kinds of harmful chemicals, the technique of INM (Integrated Nutrients Management) is being practiced.

The production through Organic Farming provides many benefits. It prevents soil, water and air pollution, maintains natural harmony of soil and ecological balance. Healthy nature of food ingredients are reason of its popularity. Several types of vegetables and fruits like cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, brinjal, tomato, cucurbits, spinach, banana, guava, papaya, mango, lemon etc. are produced practicing the organic farming technique.The Trust has converted vast degraded land into fertile land by using manure and by undertaking production of organic vegetables, fruits & fodder.

Solar Energy Production

A development of strategy of soil and water conservation. It prevents the depilation of underground water table. Watershed management is a national level program and being implemented all over India. Trust  contributes  little bit through  their agricultural activities like agronomical practices, earthen and stone check dam on nalas and harvesting of  flowing rainwater in ponds. Therefore, no scarcity of safe and drinking water in our campus round the year,even  in May and June.

Tree Plantation

Trust is also involved in plantation to make Green & clean environment. Every year thousands of ornamental and forestry plants planted in campus during rainy season resulting in a view of our campus lawn, flowerbeds and roadside looks like a spectrum. Each year about 2500 plants are planted.

 

Watershed management

The Trust contributes a lot through its agricultural activities like agronomical practices, earthen and stone check dam on nalas and harvesting of flowing rainwater in ponds. Therefore, no scarcity of safe and drinking water in our campus round the year, especially in summer months.

Ravine land

The Trust has taken initiative to convert vast degraded land into a fertile land by using organic manure and watershed practices resulting   organic production from such land. This is being replicated and practiced among the neighboring farmers of the area for best use of basic resource land and water.

Water-recycling

To fulfill the requirement of Safe water, waste water from whole campus is collected into a water treatment plant and treated, after that is supplied for drinking and irrigation for growing fodder and vegetables. In Such manner we are getting good vegetable production, besides we have secured precious safe and drinking water for our need.

Highlights

Chitrakoot

  • Engaged in developing new varieties of crops through research & development.
  • Organic Agricultural Practices are being adopted.
  • Converted vast degraded land into fertile land by using manure and by undertaking it for production of organic vegetables, fruits & fodder.
  • Use of Bio gas plant to info the demand for fuel.
  • Solar Lighting System & Solar Water Heating System, are also maintained to save power consumption.
  • Over 1000 Tree plantations every year.
  • Rain Water Conservation and Ground Water Recycling are practised.
  • We extend our sincere thanks to Shri Narendrabhai Desai, Mumbai for donating 30kw capacity solar plant.

Anandpur

  • Promotes Organic Agricultural Practices.
  • Use of natural resource in the form of Bio-Gas plant to prepare food for patients and staff.
  • Solar Lighting & Water Heating System, to save power consumption.