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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It stirred up the Indian society to address the problems of tribal and marginalized people. Crop yields of the high-yielding varieties in the modern agriculture were actually low; soil fertility was declining leading to an increasing dependence on toxic chemicals. Of these, tapachini and jhamcha yield about 72 quintals per hectare. Nov 24 – 4: ALso one would like to know how far the activities of the BBA has expanded.

Answers come with explanations, so that you can learn. His dedication not only brought change in the lives of villagers but also changed the attitude of the government. Free help with homework Free help with homework.

Meet this man in remote Uttarakhand who has dedicated his life to preserving seeds

Secondary School Social sciences 8 points. Aug 30 – 4: A farmer and social activist from Jardhargaon realised that modern agriculture was destroying traditional farming. Indian Wildlife Club Forum. This also maintain bacuao fertility replenishes nitrogen. Aug 29 – 8: Posted by Tulip Das on February 04, 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.


They then organised food marches as well as meetings to create awareness about the importance of protecting traditional seeds.

Beej Bachao Andolan – Save Seed Movement of Uttarakhand

Everyone in the village has a good access to high quality seeds this way and the quality of seeds automatically goes baxhao every year. Navigation The links below lead to knowledge filtered for the focus of this theme site space.

Through Beej Bachao Andolan, he and his colleagues spread the knowledge of traditional farming practices and more people moving to these methods is their only motivation.

So he formed the BBA. The use of traditional farming methods and seeds has resulted in higher yields, improved health of humans and livestock, and the increased conservation of soil fertility and agro-biodiversity.

In the andoan of farming methods and seeds, the movement calls for more decentralised systems that can fend qndolan themselves. His farm is a prime example of abundance of nature and his treasure of seeds leaves one in awe. Traditionally, most of the villages in India depended on exchanging seeds and it led to a beautiful, self-sustaining seed bank. He decided to discontinue the cultivation of chemical-dependent seeds. Farmers also grew indigenous varieties like thapchini, jhumkiya, rikhwa and lal basmati.


Communication for Social Change? Having trouble with your homework? 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. InfoChange India Agriculture website.

Beej Bachao Andolan (BBA) – India | The Natural Resource Management Network

Farmers also grew indigenous varieties like thapchinijhumkiyarikhwa and lal basmati. Beej Bachao Andolan is the movement bxchao was started by citizens and farmers of Tehri and Navdanya to show that crop production can be done successfully without using the synthetic materials or chemicals. What the farmers here were doing was avoiding monocultures in a method called baranaja 12 grains that involves the multicropping of a number of cereals and legumes. A movement to bachal the old traditions of agriculture and against the agro-business policies which only benefits the rich people.