Question we need ask and answer is -- where do we belong? is it towns and villages? or no villages and only towns and cities? -- very interesting to note that all the parameters indicate that it is only towns and cities NOT villages that too by design
Who says India lives in villages?: where do we belong?: A difficult question in deed! There was a time when it was assumed to be below dignity for a farmers son to leave the house in search of ...
Friday, July 13, 2012
Sunday, July 01, 2012
Akshayakalpa have started on a firm footing to engineer next agriculture revolution in India through village and farmer level entrepreneurship models. The first farm went live recently and as of today's -- Nataraj's gross income is Rs. 70,000 per month (USD 1270 per moth at exchange rate of Rs. 55 per USD) from selling milk from his dairy operations. He produces about 120 liters of milk every day (as of 30th June 2012)
Quotes from recent press coverage - Hindu
“Manual labour has been reduced considerably in the farm. Cow dung and urine are flushed into a biogas plant. The gas (methane) generated in the plant is used to operate a generator to produce power for eight hours in a day. This will be enough to operate irrigation pumpsets and other machinery in the farm,” he said. Further, the slurry from the bio-gas plant is led to a bio-digester. The filtrate is pumped out through a sprinkler system to the farm. “The cultivation is completely organic. Chemical fertilizers are avoided at all levels.”
“I am happy with the results of this venture. We don't have labourers. Our family members are enough for the work. The best part is that we are getting power to run the pumpset from the bio-gas plant. Earlier we had to wait for the power supply to lift water.”