Metaphysical energy based sustainable yogic farming for enhanced productivity and farmers’ well being: A Review

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Mukul Sain
Anjali Singh
Amanpreet Kaur
Ruchika Zalpouri

Abstract

Ancient farming methods with yogic techniques are reported as the zero budget sustainable method for cultivation, seed germination, plant growth, and harvesting. It increases the crop yield resulting in enhanced production and improved soil fertility. The Brahma Kumaris’ Raja Yoga Meditation (BKRYM) technique revived by Raja Yoga Education and Research Foundation (headquartered at Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India) is scientifically proven not only for an enhanced quality of farm produce but also for the well-being of farmers who practice this meditation. An initiative was taken in the Indian Finance Budget (July 2019) to propose and introduce Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF), which promotes sustainable yogic agriculture. Scientific Research of India, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), and Union Agricultural Ministry are also promoting this concept of yogic farming, but the farmers and researchers are not much aware of this holistic concept, which needs to be acknowledged and adapted to the specific social-cultural settings. BKRYM based yogic agriculture is a unique method of farming which helps in the sustainable development of the agro-ecosystem. This paper is aimed to explore the various studies, which shows that yogic-farming technique (BKRYM + Organic farming) is much efficient and superior to standard organic farming and chemical-based farming in terms of enhancing seed germination, soil health, plant growth, nutritional values, profitability along with farmers’ well being and reducing plant diseases, fungal and slug attacks and germination time

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How to Cite
Mukul Sain, Singh, A. ., Kaur, A. ., & Zalpouri, R. (2020). Metaphysical energy based sustainable yogic farming for enhanced productivity and farmers’ well being: A Review. Environment Conservation Journal, 21(3), Online First. https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.2020.21307

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