Sunday, July 01, 2012

Positive change through rural entreprenureship

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.”

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-districtplus/article3409891.ece
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-districtplus/article3409890.ece
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-karnataka/article3406812.ece

2 comments:

Professor Krishnamurthy Prabhakar said...

I think this is the one of the greatest efforts to rediscover Gandhiji's dreams. Gandhiji wrote in Young India (6-10-1921) that criminal negligence is the only cause of the miserable condition of our cattle. He further stated that we need wholesome milk and cheap and lasting foot ware from dead cattle rather than getting them from Slaughter houses. I think Akshayakalpa is a tribute to father of nation. Thank you Dr.Reddyji for this great experiment

SUDHEENDRA M D said...

We stay in Avalahalli Girinagar Main Road near BDA Park. Please inform availability of Akshyakalpa milk products nearby or on door delivery basis

Arpitha Prashanth