Background of the innovator:
Swami Valmiki Sreenivasa Ayyangarya is an expert who has mastered the ancient agricultural techniques of antiquity in India (Vedic Sciences). Unlike Vrikshayurveda which has remained in the theoretical and academic domain of which also Swami is quite erudite, Swami’s techniques although very much within the Ayurvedic domain, have however produced excellent results and successfully revived the ancient Vedic techniques for application to any agricultural crop, soil conditions and climate besides geographical area.
He offers a fully established and commercialised technology successfully introduced already in commercial plantations of different crops. His most recent successes include tea and kiwi fruit cultivation in Arunachal Pradesh, coffee in Karnataka and Amla (Emblica officinalis or Indian Gooseberry rich in Vitamin C) in Rajasthan, near Jaipur, Chillies in Bangalore and a patch of mango trees at Amaravati in Maharashtra. He is also researching on paddy.
Please refer to the web site in this regard, which details the success in organic tea cultivation: www.abaliorganictea.com
Most/all of the diseases which were prevalent at Abali Tea Estate were vanquished and the tea crop restored to a new lease of life. These include the dreaded heliopeltis theivora, blister blight, fungal infections, loppers, green fly, and red spider. Most NE tea estates are being ravaged by these and other diseases, with resultant loss of production and price rises.
The tea from Abali has achieved organic certification and also tested zero residuals in reputed test houses of Kolkatta and at Bangalore. He has named his proprietary knowledge and Vedic sciences based technology as “Keshav Krishi” after the place called Keshavpura in Yavtamal district of Maharashtra, India. Keshav Krishi allows low energy; resources and very little external inputs based agriculture. It is particularly suited for developing countries, offering employment for rural young and allows farmers to become self sufficient. Like many successful organic farming practices, it has similar elements of recycling and reuse, incorporated in it. However the formulations are unique in the sense of using pollution to improve results
Swami Valmiki’s suggested vision statement for a better India, which he extends as a management case study, based on his own personal experience:
I hope you have read the book A Better India A Better World by N R Narayanamurthy, published by Penguin Books, New Delhi. The objective of mentioning this well referenced book to all of you is to follow the leader who was a trail blazer in a pioneer industry. We need to set similar trail blazing paths for building an evergreen agriculture in India.
I therefore suggest the following steps:
1. Build up of organic tea gardens and estates with the model of Infosys, i.e. the very basic and foundation of the organisation.
2. Extend this model to other organic tea gardens that can also get the benefits.
3. Extend this to the whole tea industry in India and then abroad.
4. Extend this to the whole agriculture in India first and then later to the world.
5. I know that the present situation of mine/ours is like that of Softronics started by Sri Narayana Murthy In 1978. the position of Infosys know how was also similar to my taking up the conversion of Abali in 2004. I also have a dream which is of providing residue free food to all the people of India first and of the whole world. Even I have a dream of providing 100% residue free non-vegetarian food to people who need it.(Organic meat)
6. I have a dream of people asking for organic food from India without any need of certification.
7. The current problem of European tea community demanding residue free tea from the tea industry needs to be reversed to the same etc demanding certificate free organic tea from India. This can be compared to self certification, say in engineering industry.
8. The dream is to nullify pollution and convert this problem/bane into wealth.
I need people who can support me wholeheartedly in building a modern India with residue free food, pollution free environment, thus creating a sustainable life style which will create wealth automatically.
Is this possible?
Can I expect any positive support for this dream to become true? If proper support like that one given to Sri Narayanamurthy by the founder directors of Infosys in 1981 is given, this dream can be realised within a short span of one to five years. This does not require more time. Also not even more money is required. We can create wealth as a whole country.
This is my vision and dream.
Will it be possible for me to make this dream a reality?
How Consortium of new age agripreneurs work:
While running a typical farm of any size has many different tasks, we offer specialized services on Keshav Krishi application.
We offer extension services so that farm workers are enabled to make and apply most of the formulations themselves. Some formulations are supplied from central manufacturing facilities. These include the latest Guruvani and Suravani. Both the manufacture of formulations and its applications have to strictly follow the operations plan as devised by Swami, who has majored in statistics and mathematics in his higher education and is hence quite comfortable with management techniques like operations research, PERT, time and motion studies, so that he is able to make the whole agronomy very efficient and an exact system. The training usually lasts 1 year and further hand holding is also offered if required. At a time a limited few assignments are undertaken since we are in the process of slowly building up the required manpower to carry out the services under direct supervision of the swami.
Keshav Krishi will help achieve minimum residuals in any agricultural food crop as per international norms such as EC norm for organic tea, within a matter of months as against the stipulated norm of three years. This is the special feature of Keshav Krishi.
Web site references:
Kunapala Jala, aricle:
Binod Saharia's organic plantations using Keshav Krishi Text only and comprehensive
Abali Organic Tea Estate, Arunachal Pradesh
Saharia Organic Farm, Jaipur
Dawn: Organic Indian Black Tea, Abali Estate, Arunachal
Shanti: Organic Indian Green Tea, Abali Estate, Arunachal
Behind The Cup interview
Saharia Organic Resorts
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Submitted by Santhanam R. on Sun, 14/06/2009 - 17:50