Yanamala Jagadeesh Reddy, from Bangarupalem Mandal’s Danduvaripalle, has been supplying his merchandise to over 200 households.

A farmer from the Chittoor district has chosen pure farming after being impressed by Subhash Palekar’s views on pure farming and his strategy to zero-budget pure farming. On his 20 acres, he has been rising paddy, mango, millets, and different crops, in addition to producing jaggery and cold-pressed groundnut oil with out using pesticides. Yanamala Jagadeesh Reddy, from Bangarupalem Mandal’s Danduvaripalle, has been supplying his merchandise to over 200 households. Krishna Murthy Reddy, his father, was additionally a farmer.

In 2010, Jagadeesh, who had left his schooling, started farming with chemical compounds and suffered losses. Jagadeesh attended a workshop on pure farming in Tirupati in 2012, led by outstanding pure farmer and researcher Subhash Palekar.

Palekar’s phrases impressed him to go pure along with his farming, and he started utilizing cow dung, urine, inexperienced manure, and organic pest management strategies.

Using jeevamrutha, nine-leaf kashayam (water decoction), and mulching, it takes greater than a 12 months to make his soil fertile. Jagdeesh provides desi rice varieties corresponding to dehusked Indrayani, Kullakar Arisi, and Navara, which promote for Rs 100-Rs 130 per kilogram. Natural farming merchandise are in excessive demand, and prices are excessive.

“I wished to guard the land from pesticides and poisons. I’ve given a number of workshops throughout the nation and helped many farms in making the swap to pure farming. My transfer to pure farming has caught the attention of fellow farmers and others. Under my steering, greater than 200 farmers throughout the nation, together with a number of in my village, at the moment are working towards pure farming”, he explains.

Natural fertilizers are made out of cow dung, cow urine, jaggery, inexperienced and black gram flour, and forest soil. He says that 200 liters of liquid fertilizer are sufficient for a single acre. To make insecticide, neemastram (a mix of neem extract, cow urine, cow dung, and water) is used.

Jeevamrutha answer is allowed to ferment for 2 days. After mulching, the soil attracts earthworms, which makes it wholesome by growing aeration. Jagadeesh has been cultivating mango on 12 acres since 2012. Banginapalli, Alphonso, Mallika, Mulgoa and Neelam types of mangoes can be found in his orchard. 

These mangoes are naturally ripened with out utilizing any chemical compounds. He has been getting greater than 4.2 tonnes per acre and round 50 tonnes of mangoes yearly. 

He has been extracting groundnut oil utilizing the cold-pressed system wherein oil is extracted utilizing the standard wood mill methodology with out heating or utilizing any chemical compounds. Groundnut oil made utilizing conventional chilly pressed strategies is wholesome, he mentioned. 

The 46-year-old farmer has a WhatsApp group the place he receives orders from the general public at massive after which supplies the merchandise to the purchasers relying on the requests. Jagadeesh is now planning to launch his personal model, Pranachita, to promote rice, jaggery, chili powder, millets, and different gadgets.

He has even been educating his six-year-old son about farming methods. Jagadeesh needs for his son to observe in his footsteps as a profitable pure farmer sooner or later.

Yanamala Jagadeesh Reddy baggage a number of awards for revolutionary and wholesome pure farming 

For his revolutionary pure farming, Jagadeesh has gained a number of awards. He obtained the ‘Innovative farmer’ award from the Indian Agriculture Research Institute in New Delhi. He gained the Adarsha Raithu award from the Andhra Pradesh authorities.

He received the NNHS award from the National Nutritional and Health Sciences in New Delhi, in addition to the Medical & Health Association of Jaipur’s ‘Global Outreach healthcare award. ‘The farmer was additionally honored by the Indian Agriculture Research Institute in New Delhi with the IARI fellow farmer award.



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