Beej Bachao Andolan: The genesis. The fertile valleys in Garhwal Himalayas witnessed a near genetic wipeout in agriculture. By the mids, large arcas of . Jardhargaon, a small village in the Tehri-Garhwal district of Uttaranchal, pioneered a people’s movement to conserve indigenous seeds and promote traditional. Our hunt for people working with this ethos led us to the doorstep of Vijay Jardhari of Beej Bachao Andolan in remote rural Uttarakhand. In a village called Upli.

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The rice was nutritious and suited to local requirements and conditions. Indian Wildlife Club Forum.

Beej Bachao Andolan – Save Seed Movement of Uttarakhand

The Agriculture Department accepts that his Barahnaja scheme is being practised all over the region. Beej Bachao Andolan is the movement that was started by citizens and farmers of Tehri and Navdanya to show that crop production can be done successfully without using the synthetic andlan or beeh.

Different types of grains. The use of traditional farming methods and seeds has resulted higher yields, improved health of humans and increased conservation of soil fertility and agro-biodiversity.

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Aug 29 – Secondary School Social sciences 8 points. Phone – Fax – General email info comminit. The Chipko movement also known as the chipko andolan was a forest conservation movement. The first step in the programme was the discontinuation of the cultivation of chemical-dependent seeds.

Everyone in the village has a good access to high quality seeds this way and the quality of seeds automatically goes up every year.

Stories Meet this man bdej remote Uttarakhand who has dedicated his life to preserving seeds Jubin Mehta. BBA actively promotes the use of traditional farming methods like baranaja. He operates from the mountains of Himachal Pradesh where he plays with technology, farming and eco-construction.

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This is probably why so many of us eat only white polished rice. The movement adopted the Gandhian methods of Satyagraha. This movement also promotes the traditional practises of the villagers like controlling the pests by using the leaves of walnut and neem. Farmers also grew indigenous varieties like thapchinijhumkiyarikhwa and lal basmati.

Farmers also grew indigenous varieties like andoaln, jhumkiya, rikhwa and lal basmati. What the farmers here were doing was avoiding monocultures in a method called baranaja 12 grains that andoln the multicropping of a number of cereals and legumes.

Aug 27 – 4: Different varieties of Rajmah. Thus, a proper crop rotation is ensured.

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Perched atop a beautiful hill, the house provides for a very modest life for Vijayji and his family, which is dedicated to the cause of preserving seeds. Agriculture here was untouched by modern practices and good yields were obtained without the use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides.

It occurred much before any environmental movement was taken up in the developing world. Login or register to post comments. This bachap maintains soil fertility and replenishes nitrogen. The rice was nutritious and andollan to local requirements and conditions.

Comment from Warren Feek. He decided to discontinue the cultivation of chemical-dependent seeds.

Having trouble with your homework? In this process, 12 seeds of different kinds is harvested in the fields. Because of the adverse effects of Green revolution, many indigenous practises and seeds have been lost.

India had more than 10, naturally growing varieties of rice at one point in time. At present it is not only a eco-socialist movement but an ecofeminism movement as well. In the valley of Ramasirain, Uttarkashi district, Farmers were growing a distinctive variety of red rice called chardhan.

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There is no good or bad judgement over this neej as humans, is this what we are on earth for? The Media and Development Network. Agriculture here was untouched by modern andoln and good bavhao were obtained without the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. A movement to revive the old traditions of agriculture and against the agro-business policies which only benefits the rich people.

Bottles from nature these dried vegetables are used to store seeds Different types of grains This story is not a celebration of Beej Bachao Andolan or any individual, because recognition will not bring about any change. They organized food marches, get-togethers and meetings to create awareness about the importance of protecting traditional seeds. In the late s, the movement was initiated by the group of activists of Hemwal Valley of Tehri and led by a farmer and social activist Vijay Jardhari.

The idea for this article is to put beei momentum in this direction and bring voices like Vijay Jardhari to mainstream. Path to Vijay Jardhari’s house.

Aug 28 – 4: Newsletter Subscriptions You have successfully subscribed to our newsletters. Skip to Content Skip to Navigation. He showed us some 20 varieties of rajma kidney beans and holding them in the hands feels like holding valuable gem stones.