Agriculture is the lifeblood of our economy. Yet, it happens to be the most neglected sector in our economy and is in a sorry state what with the poor plight of farmers triggered by uncertain monsoons, unending financial subsidies being paid from tax payer’s money, compromising of the health of the masses owing to the use of high quantity of chemical fertilizers and pesticides and at times, plant diseases blighting all crops.
Being the maverick innovator that Baba ji is, he has devised a novel curriculum for the farmers to help usher in a fresh Green Revolution, this time using holistic methods and Shiv Yog healing.
Farmers, agriculturists and researchers are amazed at the amazing results on crops, cattle and fields. Watch the amazing results
AGRICULTURE & FOOD PRODUCTION
A sector plagued by problems in terms of long term solutions through scientific evolution is Agriculture. We are what we eat. So the quality of food must be top notch. But if we cast a glance at the current system of farming, especially in India, we will observe the following shortcomings:
1) Why should the seeds of food crops have to be genetically tampered to make them high yielding?
2) Why can’t a normal, natural seed made to give more output?
3) Excessive use of pesticides and fertilizers causes BIOMAGNIFICATION.
Biomagnification refers to the phenomenon of accumulation of toxic compounds in the food chain. In simple words what we eat, what the animals around us eat and what the plants consume is food with toxic elements.
This happens in the following manner
1 . Excessive use of pesticides and fertilizers causes
a) Groundwater contamination.
b) Soil erosion (through leaching)
2. The contaminated water, when it reaches water bodies, has severe repercussions on the health of the aquatic animals such as fishes. And when these fishes are consumed by humans, the toxins reach inside the body.
3. Soil erosion means the depletion of nutrients in the soil due to the large scale use of fertilizers. So the crops grown on such a soil will have to be grown using genetic tampering and the use of fertilizers will have to be increased, again causing a vicious cycle.
4. Even if the farmer uses pesticides and fertilizers in a moderate quantity, the crop that will be harvested thus, will have a certain amount of extremely poisonous compounds such as Urea and DAP (Diammonium Phosphate). That means what we regularly eat is a little less poison. That explains the outbreak of a plethora of diseases owing to unknown causes.
Now the question is can we enhance soil fertility and avoid pests without resorting to the use of chemicals?
Can we increase productivity through means which are safe for all?
Can we do away with such huge spending on fertilizers both by the government as subsidies to farmers and by the farmers as part of their sowing input cost? Can we cut this cost so that the farmer can increase his margins?
4) Organic farming, which is free of such chemicals generates produce which is very expensive and not in the range of spending of an ordinary man. Can we create a scenario where every crop by default is organic and organic food does not remain only a niche market?
FULL DETAILS OF SHIVYOG HOLISIC AGRICULTURE AND IT’S SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
ROLE OF SHIV YOG HOLISTIC AGRICULTURE CURRICULUM: