Skip to main content

Keshav Krishi alternative for a sustainable agriculture!

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:

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:
Keshav Krishi

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

Skoll Foundation: <script type="text/javascript" src=""></script><script type="text/javascript">embed("colorRed", "wide250", 0, "");</script>

Contact for communications:
Mr R.Santhanam
Consortium of new age agripreneurs
151, Konark Apartments, Pocket A-4 DDA SFS
Flats, Kalkaji Extension, New Delhi – 110019 India
Tel:91 11 29983668 Mob:91 9871051842
E mail:

Your rating: None Average: 3 (2 votes)

Community Association for

Community Association for Rural Development (CARD) is a group of professional people having their expertise in different fields of life is working since 2003. CARD was formally registered in November 2005 under the Societies Act, XXI of 1860 with The Registrar, Joint Stock Companies, Khushab, Pakistan.

A fully established and

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. Nice to share this information in this blog. Thanks a lot for the great work. Regards

Global Warming and tea industry, using alcohol on crops


24th February 2010

Global Warming and tea industry

Your assessment is wrong.

The tea industry in North East is suffering from lack of skilled people on field level management. The people at the field level are really toiling hard without any proper management support. That is why there are no proper management methods common to most estates. Most management works on random basis and this is because no one has looked into this angle of supporting the field level management people. This is called as strengthening the field level management. What I did in Abali was this:

I developed the management methods based on higher mathematics (also Vedic geometry which is unknown to many management gurus in India itself, ) and supported the field level management people with due on the spot training. I trained even the labour living with them. This is the basis of the success of Abali. These methods need to be prepared for other organic or chemical tea farming.

Further no two-tea planters are united. Mutual hatred should now get out of the mind. Mutual co-operation is the need of the hour.

Everyone in tea industry (including you and others) talk of economics, numbers, budget etc.; When it comes to making the budget, numbers, economics - they fallout. No one knows how to prepare these number games.

I have all the budget, numbers, and profitability for organic farming in tea gardens including management as well as management methods for trouble free management of tea gardens including the tea factory. As no one is interested to even ask me for the same I have not given it to any one.

If the basic problems of the tea industry are not addressed there is no point talking of some other things. Can you take the initiative and take a proactive action in this direction? For this, one has to forget his ego and become a humble servant.

It is possible.

With best wishes



On Fri, 19 Feb 2010  wrote

Dear X (Organic farming consultant, name withheld)

I do not agree with you on these points also. As you came to know of Abali only late and no one except me had personally laid the basics and worked with the same, it is very difficult to understand the same. Abali was an astounding success commercially for the first time in the agriculture world. That was the reason why so many so called top scientists attempted to somehow get this know how to their credit but could not get it. It was never a failure commercially. As the other stage executives could not understand the same, they call it as a non-success.

It is high time that the patient does not look to evaluate the doctor. The doctor must be given a free hand and the patient must take the treatment from the patient with devotion. I understand that lesser mortals cannot understand my work and me. It is now upto you and Binod and others to take care of keeping the less mortals in good spirit.

In fact all the basics of working and management for tea as well as all other crops has been finalised now. You must also know that this method of organic agriculture/Vedic agriculture know-how called as Keshava Krishi is capable of solving all the problems of whole plant life in a short time. Now, this can be solved - the most difficult problem of MRL in tea which is a major problem in tea.

Now, I expect you and Binod to apply this know-how like Jagmohan Dalmia turned the Indian cricket in 1983. The scope for this know how in agriculture is huge in the whole world. I cannot spare my time to other than invention and research. All other aspects have to taken care of by others like you with full co-operation. All small matters of public relations should never be brought to me. My work will be only to provide the know-how and training.

Will you be able to take-up the same with total devotion.

With best wishes



On Tue, 16 Feb 2010 wrote

Dear Valmikiji,

Thank you so much for your critical evaluation of the note of mine. I am really grateful. My only concern is that no one has your knowledge and it is not easy for them to reach a level to even understand what to do. So this is for the lesser mortals. And moreover, these are my thoughts and a lot of people in the industry will also not buy  the suggestions.

Regarding success we need to take a complete picture & it must also be worked out commercially. Abali was certainly a resounding success in controlling pests & disease and in the working out of the nutrition for plants. For people like me it was a great learning. But we fell short of making it a proportionate commercial success. The areas of harvesting and weed control were wanting, for whatever reasons. So it is crucial that the 'numbers' work out. And for people to follow we have to give a complete story, where numbers matter.

Thank you once again & look forward to meeting with you soon.

Warm regards,


p.s. could I put your reply as comments on my blog site, where this article is put up? Thanks


On Mon, Feb 15, 2010, Vaja Deva wrote:

Dear X,

I do not agree to any of the concerns of the attachment.

The first thing needed is everyone in the tea industry must forget his ego and work punctually in the field. My experience over last five years at Abali and North East has found that none of these concerns were of any matter to me. This is well known to you and everyone. If everyone just forgets his/her ego and work with honesty, sincerity and dedication, all these concerns would be of no matter.

I have found this type of working having given results in Vidharbha in the year 2009-10, where no agriculture was possible due to the every year recurrent drought.

It is better not to think of anything other than sincere work; Due to the lacking of these qualities let us not beat round the bush.

I have never found these observations true to me at Abali. If it were true, how Abali cold have been successful with all types of deficiencies? Can you at least introspect and follow the Abali way to get into the right path instead of beating round the bush or attempting to make excuses.

If given an opportunity, I can solve all these problems of the tea industry in one stroke.

Will you take the initiative instead of berating round the bush.

With best wishes



On Fri, 12 Feb 2010  wrote

I am attaching an article on Climate Change & Tea Industry. Some thoughts on what we could do differently to mitigate its impact on us. It can also be accessed on my blog - I would welcome your comments posted on the blog.



This is the trial and observation of an allopathic surgeon. Will you understand their use of the most troublesome hospital waste, are there any one who can understand such type of work?

 With best wishes



On Sun, 21 Feb 2010 wrote


NARAKUNAPA is an excellent brain child of yours. I have gone through the various types of this material so far. My observations are really curious and overwhelming.

1. It is a very good nutritive for plants in semi-arid or dry areas,

2. the smell can be obviated by adding a few drops of guruvani. The solution remain stable with this additives for many days(upto 7 days in my observation)

3. It is a very good mosquito repellent when sprayed during twilight hours.






 Probably we also should create a THANIYAN for Guruvani.

 With Namaskarams,

 Y (An Organic farming consultant, name withheld)


Subject: Alcohol gives high yield of Brinjal

 No, everyone is wrong. It is the correct method. Have you heard of using liquor extracted from pollutants being used for organic farming? Sri R Santhanam knows it very well.

Perhaps the farmers of Guragaon might not be knowing that they are practising the Vedic agriculture methods by using alcohol, but this is the truth!

I hereby request Sri Santhanam to inform the concerned people of the same now called as Keshava Krishi.

With best wishes



On Mon, 22 Feb 2010 wrote

It is nice to hear that booze is in demand for growing crops. That way, there is less of it for human consumption.




On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 11:24 AM, R. Santhanam wrote:


Search date: 22nd Feb 2010    Sumi Sukanya, Feb 22, 2010, 12.09am IST

GURGAON: Even as the controversy surrounding genetically modified Bt brinjal refuses to die down, it has now come to light that farmers in and around Gurgaon are using alcohol to increase the yield of brinjal crop. Farmers of every village growing the crop spray country-made as well as India-made foreign liquor (IMFL) on the soil and they claim that this practice not only results in better shape of the crop but also leads to increased yields.

Farmers said that this practice of using alcohol had been going on for the past several years and that it ensured that there were more flowers on a brinjal plant thus boosting production.

"We sprinkle alcohol in the soil right from the time we sow the seeds. In the last few years, it was observed that the brinjal crop yield had increased manifold," claimed Mamchand, a farmer of Sihi village, about 15 km from Gurgaon. Farmers in Sikandarpur, Hailimandi, Pataudi, Farrukhnagar villages, etc where hundreds of acres are dedicated to brinjal crop also spray liquor extensively. "Earlier we used molasses a by-product of country liquor as natural pesticide and the results were good. Later some farmers experimented by using liquor directly and it showed fantastic results. Gradually most brinjal cultivators in the region followed suite. Though the cost of production has increased a little, the high yield makes up for it," said Ajeet Yadav, a farmer in Sikandarpur.

Depending on their financial status, peasants used either country-made or IMFL. "We mostly buy alcohol from the army canteen as it is cheaper there," said a farmer.

Agricultural scientists at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), Pusa, Delhi, said there was no scientfic proof to establish that use of alcohol increased the crop yield, but "there was no harm". However, there were some among them who felt that alcohol may have helped the growth of the crop in some way.

"There is no direct relation between use of liquor and enhanced production. Use of biological pesticides like molasses and ethyl and methyl alcohol is prescribed as it is better than chemical pesticides and rodenticides, but there is no scientific proof that alcohol enhances the crop quality and quantity. It will not harm the crop or soil if concentrated alcohol is not poured into soil directly," said Tomar ICAR, Principal Scientist at IARI.

Some experts said alcohol could be used to clean the crop but it doesn't affect the shape of brinjal. "The alcohol evaporates in 10 minutes. It makes no sense to believe that spraying alcohol will produce bigger and better brinjals," said a horticulturist from Gurgaon. "It's a myth. It has no scientific basis," he added.

Comment: Dr Uday Bhawalkar says that fermentation causes reduction of pollutants like nitrates.

Swami Valmiki Sreenivasa Ayyangarya uses pollutants from organic and inorganic wastes to promote crop growth and repel diseases and pests.Proven in tea and other crops.


R. Santhanam


Please note that this is the opinion of the author and is Not Certified by ICAR or any of its authorised agents.