Born and brought up in a farmer’s family, Narinder Saluja served in the Indian Airforce for 20 years of his life. But while he was away, the farming techniques and methods were slowly changing.
To meet the needs of high cost of living, farmers are using high amount of chemicals such as pesticides, urea, insecticides etc. with intention to increase the yield exponentially.
This has resulted in poor soil quality, low nutrition level of the fertile soil and high amount of toxic chemicals in our plates. On the other hand, the debts incurred by the farmers every season to procure the so called “medicines for the crop” or a.k.a. the chemicals have led to rural poverty. This shift from organic to chemical based farming must be eradicated to help the farmers and to ensure nutritional food in our plates.
Narinder Saluja and other like-minded supporters started working towards the organic farming in year 2014, and got an NGO, Inderkrishan Gokul Gram Society, registered with the State Government of Haryana in 2016 to work on the indigenous breed of cows and to promote the organic farming.
The main goal of the NGO is to promote the organic farming technique which includes using indigenous cow’s dung and urine for manure and plant growth purposes. The pilot project of the NGO started in 2018 when 2 Cows and 1 Bulls were added to the Inderkrishan Gokul Gram family. Using the cow dung and urine, area of 1.5 acres is being treated and sown with seasonal crops. A kitchen garden is also prepared in separate ½ acre land where visitors can happily visit to take a closer look at the NGO’s activities and take nutritional & organic fruits and vegetables with them.
For the upcoming project, your donations will be used to build cowshed, farm fences and to organize campaigns in neighboring villages to promote organic farming and to educate the farmers about the pros and cons of chemical and organic based farming. The NGO aims to build an eco-system where its operations are self-sustainable; your donations will help immensely in achieving this goal of saving the environment and providing the consumers nutrition and not chemicals.
Our fellow farmer took the liquid fertiliser to test it on his agriculture land and was very happy with the result as cow urine is most economical and effective liquid fertiliser and pest controler.
An article in Haryana Tribune Newspaper covering the various activities done by our NGO to educate the local farmers about the benefits of natural or organic farming over the chemical based farming.
The Government Secondary school and our NGO organised tree planting event where the students happily volunteered to plant tress to reduce the carbon foot print and to save the environment.