Zbnf followers/prospective followers : Keep a note of this this

Exclusive group for zbnf by Ravishakarji : tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/zbnf/

He infact gave a session on zbnf in Hyderabad recently.I think he is doing a great service to the Guru(Palekarji).
I am sorry I forgot to post about this event earlier.

1 Day workshop in Telugu at Hyderabad

1 day workshop of ZBSF in Telugu by Sri Raviji is organized at Hyderabad on 17th
December 2012.
Time: 9 am to 6 PM (1-2 PM lunch break)
Venue: Tulasi function Hall(A/C) opposite Arjun Theatre, Kukkadpalli, Hyderabad
Registration: Rs.100/- (Lunch provided
Limited seats. First come first served.
contact: 9440703030 / 9440703038/39


Looks like there is one event scheduled on 7th Jan, 2013 by Subhash Palekar himself on ZBNF somewhere near Lakdikapool in Hyderabad. Interested can contact the following numbers and get more details. I have not contacted them yet but came to know about this event from a programme called Bhumiputra telecasted weekly on MaaGold.
Hope this to be helpful.

Nishikanth R Eppa


Dear Kissan Bandhu,

Learning the methods of Zero Budget Natural Farming involves 4 steps.

  1. Attending Sri Palekarji’s workshops.
  2. Reading books of Palekarji
  3. Visiting the ZBN farms.
  4. Start it with active guidance of a ZBNF practicing  farmer.

Recently Sri Palekarji has released two Telugu editions of his books on Zero Budget Natural Farming. Big one costs Rs. 150 and small one Rs. 60.
We have video shot his discourses at Tirupati workshop. They have a telugu translation too. A set of 6 DVDs are available for Rs. 600.
We understand that a field visit to the ZB farms is a necessity for understanding the on hand learning of this wisdom. We took a team of 70 farmers to various model farms in Maharashtra and videographed them. A set of 3 DVDs are available with Telugu commentary for Rs. 450. Together the set of 9 DVDs costs just Rs. 900. Postage Rs. 50 for A.P. and Rs. 100 for outside A.P.
You may call 09392444251 for the literature.
Bhoo mata ki jai.
Gow  mata ki jai.


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:

“Software” farmer!

    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.

Seeds available:
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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Its converted into 11 parts of 30 mins each

youtube.com/playlist?list=P … 6RWCBeu5VA

Surprisingly here he suggests to use just 1 kg of sweet/jaggery and 1 kg of diacot powder instead of 2 kg sweet and  2kg diacot powder per acre.

Any follower any comments if its changed


Thanks a lot Seshuko

If possible, request to post the date of publication in Eenadu or a photocopy of the article if available. (for filing purpose).

Attached is the paper clipping

Arror village is Nalbgonda seems to be Hot place
onefivenine.com/india/villag … onda/Arrur

Anybody has any idea if a normal sonamasuri growing land/climate is enough for planting Basmati or a different climate is required for Basmati

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