Getting Back To Our Ancestor’s Spectacle Caddy – Our Organic Heredity
Let’s Make Some Noise For India
The word ‘organic’ has been a hot word for a few years now. India is a land of agriculture and encourages organic farming. The government has also given a lot of schemes and concessions for organic farmers. But how many in the country have used it effectively? We have no idea.
Did you know?
Sikkim is already the first fully organic state of India. Before exploring about Sikkim, we are bound to know a few things about our motherland.
Now let’s take a tour of our country. This is going to be a different trip, through a unique roadmap.
Glossaries That Turned Lives On India Upside Down
Our history and geography lessons would have bored us throughout our childhood, singing the same rhapsody about India. Now let’s not get there.
Throughout the centuries, India was a fertile, flourishing and prosperous land. Our ancestors ate healthy and organic food as organic farming was in practice during their era. When the British invaded India, they also brought westernization along with them. Though initially liked by all, it was the gateway to all foreign goods, products, customs and culture to enter India. India has lost almost everything today.
Agriculture was the most exploited area with fertilizers and chemicals ever since those days. Even what farming gave our grandfathers, has completely transformed today. The dresses and goods we use every day have gained its complete western avatar.
Slowly, hybrid agriculture got along this crowd taking charge of the agriculture exclusively. In fact, it had been introduced to animals and other plants later. The authentic Indian variety of cultivation crops started to deteriorate. Hybrid dairy & poultry farming animal varieties have also started to evolve. Initially, people welcomed all these with open arms.
Today many of us repent of getting into the spell thrown by westernization. All these changes were simply termed as innovation. Later technology became the catalyst for these innovations. Slowly adulteration of food and other products started to peep in.
This is how our journey started and we are travelling to our doom soon.
Aftermath of this evasion
- The tradition is losing its value day by day
- We have lost several native plants and animal varieties that produce the unadulterated outputs
- Man has become lazy because of the entry of technology in his lives
- Today, we are eating less nutritious food and therefore our immune system is prone to different diseases
Getting Back There!
People started to fill their refrigerators and storerooms with organic foods and grains. Our forefathers did the same in a different manner. They cultivated their own food. To prove you that even they ate organic, let me give you a list of food grains. They ate rice and wheat, millet and sorghum, chickpeas and lentils. Barley, peas, linseed and mustard were the other crops they grew and consumed.
Now, the rice we eat has several varieties, we hardly see the other grains. Even the meat and eggs they preferred were also nutritious and free from unhealthy fats. This morning, the eggs we added to our breakfast is now bearing a question tag – healthy or unhealthy?
Why don’t we switch to organic food permanently? Should we grow our own food to stay hale and healthy?
Urbanization has made lives congested that we have no space for terrace or kitchen garden. So what? There are a lot of organic food sellers and farmers. Several farmers across South India have adopted organic methods of cultivation.
- Andhra Pradesh has taken efforts to grow organic rice and millet varieties.
- Kerala has traces of organic farming – Poabs organic estate can be quoted as an example.
- Back2Basics from Bangalore harvests, grows and sells organic vegetables.
- Organic farming is gaining fame in Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu.
We are nearly there. We have to just get serious about developing and encouraging organic farming. These farmers will never say no to sell what they harvest.
We, at the Sowbhaagya Group in Hyderabad also sells organic Eggs. We have been supplying to various markets across Andhra Pradesh. We have now launched Ayur Eggs into the garden city of India, Bengaluru too.
Now it’s time for us to be wise enough to choose a better lifestyle by making use of organic produces.
Joining our hands together, let’s drive away the synthetic fertilizers; let’s chase the hybrid varieties out; let’s say no to adulterated good; let’s wave a bye to westernized stuff that is harmful; Let’s begin to follow the way of our ancestors.
Not only Sikkim, the entire country will have fertile land supporting organic farming.
Terrace and kitchen garden practices have been found in several houses across the country. In fact, it’s one of the best methods to practice organic farming. Do you have a story about your domestic garden? We would love to hear them. Write to us and we shall pick the best one to feature on our blog. Remember, your story will empower many to adopt organic farming!
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