Puttur: Youth dumps IT job, enriches land fertility with dung-based manure


Daijiworld Media Network - Puttur (SP)

Puttur, Oct 18: The experiment made by an engineering graduate from Puttur taluk to use dung powder as an alternative to chemical fertiliser and thereby improving the yield, has succeeded. We keep hearing about the efforts being successfully made by farmers to rid the land of chemical fertiliser. Jayaguru Achar, a resident of Hindaru village in the taluk, has given the field of organic farming a new weapon in the form of dung powder. He does not use chemical fertiliser, and is entirely dependent on dung manure. He has improved fertility and got increased yield.

Usage of dung in agricultural fields is not a new experiment. But this youngster has shown that by processing dung, various by-products that are useful in agriculture can be obtained. Achar's focal point is to bring to the fore the importance of organic manure.

The dung collected from cattle shed is put into a tank. By using a pump, it is passed to the machine that separates water from the dung. Dung powder and water with extracts of dung get collected separately. Achar uses the dung powder remaining after using in his plantation. He has now been selling the powder in 40 kg sachets. Some people come in vehicles to buy this powder. Every month, 750 to 1,000 sachets are sold.

Achar also prepares slurry by mixing urine of the cattle, water which was once used to wash the cattle, and dung extract water. The slurry obtained is supplied through the tank to areca, coconut and vegetable gardens. He also supplies the slurry to farms located up to a distance of 25 km. Slurry too has good demand. After he started using dung manure to his farm, in place of chemical fertiliser, Jayaguru Achar reveals that rotting disease of the areca nut has now subsided.

Jayaguru is fully involved with dairying for the last two years. He has 130 cows and contributes 750 litres of milk to the dairy every day. He says that using dung powder is advantageous as it has a bad smell and it can be easily transported. He plans to expand experiments on a big scale.

Jayaguru Achar was employed in an IT company after becoming an engineering graduate. In 2019, he left that job and supported his father's dairy activity. He dreamt of stopping the use of chemical fertilizers. For the future, he has started the experiment of preparing liquid manure and thereby moving towards heralding a revolution of cattle-based farming.

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Vallal Ranganathan, Bangalore/Goa.

    Mon, Oct 18 2021

    Can I have Jayaguru Achar's contact details please. Mobile number and email address. Mine are... Mobile. WA +91 7010 334055. Email. rvallal@gmail.com

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  • Edmond, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 18 2021

    real kujuma, kodial For the first time i liked your comment instead of negative thoughts you wrote very well...

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Mon, Oct 18 2021

    i do not write to please anyone....my comment is my view on the subject...it is true that i use direct and harsh language in my comments...that is the situation today faced by the minorities and as a person belonging to minority we should raise our voice in forums like this plus outside also..

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Mon, Oct 18 2021

    Bhakths must learn from him instead wasting time behind protest press conference.

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  • Ephrem, Bajpe

    Sun, Oct 17 2021

    Baab saying bring SHEN... mean cowdung .. i was the first to gather , store and bring back.. but declaration for me small .. pachava big..

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  • Vishwadeepak, Mangalore/dxb

    Sun, Oct 17 2021

    Soon engineering college and it jobs would vanish. Cow gives better jobs...if government gives freeland I wish to dump my job too...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Sun, Oct 17 2021

    Make in India ...

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  • Evans C Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA.

    Mon, Oct 18 2021

    Jossey Saldanha, You said it right.

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  • Kerneg, 47 B, Bajpe

    Sun, Oct 17 2021

    We indians are true humans and vegans so we dont have any problem with them instead we utilize their excretion for finest farming purposes also as manure

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sun, Oct 17 2021

    must be the real follower of make in India..cheers young man...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Sun, Oct 17 2021

    We can achieve 5 Trillion Economy only with Gobar ...

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  • Malige Lallu, Bajpe

    Sun, Oct 17 2021

    Cow manure is rich in minerals, especially nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. It can support the growth of beneficial microorganisms when it's mixed with soil. Manure can also improve the texture of the soil and help it to maintain moisture

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Sun, Oct 17 2021

    Wow....., good to know about the enterprising skill of Achaar., I hope the count of 130 doesn't attract exporters attention..,

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