Let us develop our culture by doing Zero budget spiritual agriculture!
Here is a story of a software engineer turned to farming as his life style.
Translation of the article published in Eenadu, Hyderabad News:
27 bags of Basumathi rice produced with Rs. 3000 investment.
Miraculous success with Natural Farming
Rice produced offered to temples as prasadam
His focus shifted from his ever involved computers to farming. That too it was a puzzle for him to note the words of the Nature scientist Subhash Palekar’s words that high yields in agriculture is possible without any chemical inputs. He wanted to test practicality of this. “Immediately I stepped into action and and achieved tremendous results”, said Subramanya Suresh.
Subramanya Suresh is running a small software firm in Uppal, Hyderabad. He purchased 10 acres land on the banks of Moosi river in Arur village in Nalgonda district. He got the water tested there for Florine, Chlorine percentage. Then he started his first crop of paddy there. With bare minimum investments he produced amazing crop. In one acre area land he produced 27 bags of Basumati rice. In the remaining 9 acres he produced the fragrant thin variety rice named" Sugandha samba". This gave 25 bags per acre. suresh spending Rs.3000 on an average per acre is the special thing here.nowhere did he use any chemical fertilizers. Only naturally available biological preparations were used .
He purchased sumathi basumathi , Sugandha Samba variety seeds from Acharya Ranga Agricultural University Research Centre. These seeds were discovered by that that centre about ten years back.
After sowing the seeds he had sprayed jeevamrutham prepared out of desi cow urine, dung, water etc. So his investments have enormously reduced.
“Grains produced were harvested, milled, and rice was distributed to Chilukuru Balaji, Bejawada Kananka Durga, Annavaram Satyanarayana Swamy, Dwaraka Tirumala Balaji Temples.”,said Mr.Suresh to Eenadu. These are given with an intention that the prasadam in these temples will be tasty using thin varieities of rice.
Sumathi Basumati variety is harvested in certain areas of Krishna, Guntur, Karimnagar, Medak, Warangal, and other districts in A.P. For getting good yields in this variety climate should be cold during the milking stage of the crop. Sowing should commence in the month of July or August. In Telangana and coastal A.P. this can be sown in Khariff season. We need to sow 20 kilos of seed per acre. We are selling at the rate of Rs.65 per kilo. Sugandh Samba variety rice gives good fragrance. We are selling them at the rate of Rs.50 per kilo. Whoever wants the seeds may contact our university office Ph.040-24015817.
-Dr.Surendra Raju, Chief Scientist, Ranga University, Rajendra Nagar.
Mills are important…
To mill the paddy of Sumathi Basumati rice requires latest milling machinery. Recently one such mill is established in Peddapuram in Eiast Godavari dist. Farmers must note their buyers before going for the crop. In ordinary rice mills you will get broken rice which will not get a good price. For Sugandha Samba to give good fragrance the seed needs to get ready in cold weather. If the climatic temperature is high that fragrance will not come. It will be similar to Sona Masoori.
-Dr.Surya Narayana, Chief Paddy scientist, Paddy Research center, Marteru.
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