From Banyan Roots to Vat Vriksh : A step forward

Why the name “vat vriksh” ?

As the tree vat vriksh(banyan tree) supports a whole lot of plants, animals and even human beings, in the same way the production centre vat vriksh supports 32 farmers in backward villages who are working with organic farming techniques.

 

What all do they produce?

Rice, Wheat, Corn, Pulses, Lentil, Gram, Spices, Ghee, Peanut Oil, Mustard Oil, Herbal Tea, Hair Oil, Thyme, Sulphur free Sugar, Tea, Coffee (these three products we do not produce we source it from organic farming association of India network) Papad etc. and various other food materials without the use of harmful pesticides.

They only use compost (leaves and green food waste) to increase fertility of the ground, neem to keep away insects, and other organic methods which are forgotten and were in use long back.

 

What are we actually eating!

  • According to a Survey by WHO, Our food has 40 times more toxic chemicals than permitted.
  • An apple a day, keeps GOOD HEALTH away!
    Yes, our own government reports suggests that banned pesticides like CHLORDANE, HEPTACHLOR and DDT are present in our food.
  • Fruits, vegetables, meat, milk and even water are all laced with high levels of pesticide residue. (numerous times above the maximum residue limits<mrl> setup by Indian law.

 

Some references!

  • Pesticides are Poisons, meant mainly to kill living organisms of different kinds (organophosphate pesticides, for instance, have been originally developed as nerve poisons during World War II)
  • According to satyamev jayete’s episode 08: it says that, “For decades our food and water have been contaminated by powerful, harmful pesticides which have been promoted as necessary for better agricultural output. But the reality is that we don’t need pesticides for better yield, and the use of these pestisides is not only deadly for health but results in expensive farming methods. The solution is to adopt organic farming, which is possible and profitable”

 

So in the end we can say!

PESTICIDES  IN MY FOOD??????

No Thank You! 😉

Address of Vat Vriksh: 1-K, 26 Opposite to Jain Mandir, Hiran Magri Sector – 4, Udaipur

Article by : Neha Chhajer

Lets Synchronize with Nature via Banyan Roots

To put a step forward in the path of sustainable development and with a novel idea to inspire, promote and support all components of our planet and for well-being of Mother Nature, an organic store has been started by enthusiastic youth of the city. They named the organic store as ‘Banyan Roots’ to signify the rebirth of old and deep rooted traditions and moral values.

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The store provides you with some of the local grains like millet (kangni), wheat, other products such as herbal tea, gooseberry (amla) candy and juice and many more exclusively organic products that are grown without the use of any fertilizers, hybrid seeds and  pesticides. These goods are directly brought to you from the farm eliminating the concept of middle man so that the farmer practicing organic farming gets a justifiable price. The group also encourages the local farmers from time to time to grow more of the organic food for a healthier and happier tomorrow of society.

They indeed also started an open space cum café with an ambience that carries a touch of being close to nature as well as tradition. It is especially for the future of the nation so that they can shape their own different world of creativity. If you are a wanderer and cannot find any place or roof to germinate new ideas or if you are an explorer in need of more space to experiment or even if you want to find the truth about something that is questioning you from inside, then this place is truly made for you only. Banyan roots is a perfect address for such wanderers, explorers and discoverers. Here youth can connect, unite and share their experiences, ideas, views and thoughts with others. Along with getting mental peace and satisfaction, you can also quench your hunger with the delicious and healthy organic food in this café.

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The team of banyan roots whole heartedly wants to welcome you at a place which is created for you at 32/4, Near Fatehpura, Income Tax Office Road, Near Sukhadiya Circle, Udaipur.

Rohit Jain: 9783223520 and Jayesh Mohta: 9772861482 will be happy to solve any further queries of you.

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Edited By: Palak Jain