Jeevamrit / Amrut Jal

This concoction has been suggested by several people and is known by different names.
Subhas Palekar leading the Zero Budget Natural Farming calls it Jeevamrit and Deepak Sachdeo leading Natueco faming calls it Amrut Jal, it is also known as Amirthakaraisal. It is a growth promoter added to the soil.

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Recipe:

  1. Fill 200 litres of water in a drum/tank kept under a shaded place.
  2. Add 10 Kg cow dung (as fresh as possible) and mix thoroughly.
  3. Add 5-10 litres cow urine (as old as possible) and mix.
  4. Add 1 Kg jaggery/ papaya pulp/ banana pulp and mix.
  5. Add 1 Kg gram flour (besan) and mix until you dissolve all the lumps.
  6. Add a handful of good soil from compost and mix.
  7. Stir this mixture for about 5-10 minutes continuously clockwise and anti-clockwise.
  8. Cover the drum/tank.
  9. Stir the mix again the next morning and evening.
  10. After 48 hours, you will see the mix bubbling. This is the methane coming out of the mix.
  11. The remaining mix is an organic fertiliser rich in nitrogen and bacteria.
  12. You can sieve this mix with a cloth or green shade net (so that your sprayer doesn’t get clogged) and spray on the soil.

A mix made in 200 litres of water can be sprayed over an acre of land. If you are working on a smaller piece of land, reduce the quantities accordingly.

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