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 cow dung from Gaushala and residuals from bio gas plant 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 is 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

Solar power is the conversion of energy from sunlight into electricity, either directly using photovoltaics (PV), indirectly using concentrated solar power, or a combination. Concentrated solar power systems use lenses or mirrors and tracking systems to focus a large area of sunlight into a small beam. The Trust has 980 KW panels.

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. Till date the Trust Has Planted more than 50000 Trees.

 

Watershed management

The Trust contributes a lot through its agricultural activities like agronomical practices, earthen and stone check dam on runnels 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.

Hydroponic Farming

A method of growing plants without soil by using mineral nutrient solutions in a water solvent, plants are grown with only their roots exposed to the mineral solution, or the roots may be supported by an inert medium, such as perlite or gravel.

Vermicompost

Vermicompost (vermi-compost, vermiculture) is the product of the composting process using various species of worms, usually red wigglers, white worms, and other earthworms, to create a mixture of decomposing vegetable or food waste, bedding materials, and vermicast. Vermicast (also called worm castings, worm humus, worm manure, or worm feces) is the end-product of the breakdown of organic matter by earthworms. These castings have been shown to contain reduced levels of contaminants and a higher saturation of nutrients than the organic materials before vermicomposting.

Vermicompost contains water-soluble nutrients and is an excellent, nutrient-rich organic fertilizer and soil conditioner. It is used in farming and small scale sustainable, organic farming.

Here at sadguru we are preparing compost from all the available biodegradable waste and using it for the organic farming.

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.
  • Rain Water Conservation and Ground Water Recycling are practiced.

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.