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'Avartansheel Kheti' changing lives with periodic, proportionate farming

Posted on : 18 Dec 2019

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  • Avartansheel Kheti is based on the philosophy of A Nagraj, who was a proponent of harmonious co-existence.
  • Periodic proportionate farming involves dividing the land into zones, for cereal crops, vegetables, fruiting trees and animal husbandry.
  • It works on the belief that nature value adds to everything, like trees add value to the soil nutrients by producing fruits. Similarly, farmers should also process everything before selling.
  • Avartansheel Kheti insists that farmers should produce food for themselves first and what remains after consumption should be sold in the market.
  • This way, the farmer will never put harmful pesticides and fertilisers if they are growing for themselves.
  • It also helps the farmer to create natural compost with dried leaves and cow dung which increases the fertility of soil.This eliminates the need of chemical fertilizers.
  • Avartansheel Kheti is purely an organic method of growing food.
  • Most problems with farmers, especially indebtedness and suicides, can be controlled using his technique and alos number of issues like climate change can be tackled by this method of farming.

Article Related Questions

  1. With reference to Avartansheel Kheti in India, Which of the following statements is/are correct?
    1.In this farming method, land is divided into zones for cereal crops, vegetables, fruiting trees and animal husbandry.
    2.Avartansheel Kheti is based on the philosophy of MS Swaminathan.
    Select the correct answer using the code given below

  2. 1.1 only

    2.2 only

    3.Both 1 and 2

    4.Neither 1 nor 2

    Right Ans : 1 only


  3. The 1857 Uprising was the culmination of the recurrent big and small local rebellions that occured in the preceding hundred years of British Rule. Elucidate (Answer in 150 words) - 2019 Mains


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