Beej Bachao Andolan: The genesis. The fertile valleys in Garhwal Himalayas witnessed a near genetic wipeout in agriculture. By the mids, large arcas of . Jardhargaon, a small village in the Tehri-Garhwal district of Uttaranchal, pioneered a people’s movement to conserve indigenous seeds and promote traditional. Our hunt for people working with this ethos led us to the doorstep of Vijay Jardhari of Beej Bachao Andolan in remote rural Uttarakhand. In a village called Upli.

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Aug 30 – 4: Indian Wildlife Club Forum. Stories Meet this man in remote Uttarakhand who has dedicated his life to preserving seeds Jubin Bachso. Of cereals and legumes. A movement to revive the old traditions of agriculture and against the agro-business policies which only benefits the rich people.

Nov 24 – 4: They then organised food marches as well as meetings to create awareness about the importance of protecting traditional seeds. Because of the adverse effects of Green revolution, many indigenous practises and seeds have been lost.

The use of traditional farming methods and seeds has resulted higher yields, improved health of humans bewj increased conservation of soil fertility and agro-biodiversity. A farmer and social activist from Jardhargaon realised that modern agriculture was destroying traditional farming.


Our seed banks are rich. Navdanya in Dehradun started by Vandana AdolanAuroville in Pondicherry has many farms working on these philosophies Solitude farmmany holistic learning centres like CFL and Mudra Farms in South India and the likes of Sikkim on a State level are thinking along these lines.

This story is not a celebration of Beej Bachao Andolan or ansolan individual, because recognition will not bring about any change. Jubin is an old timer at YourStory. Navigation The links below lead to knowledge filtered for the focus of this theme site space. In this process, 12 seeds of different kinds is harvested in the fields.

This also maintains soil fertility and andolam nitrogen. The idea for this article is to put more momentum in this direction and bring voices like Vijay Jardhari to mainstream.

At our farm in Himachal Pradesh, we were looking to plant some indigenous varieties but were surprised that all fingers pointed us to the agricultural shops that sell seeds. Comment from Suresh Achary. A war against nature?

InfoChange India Agriculture website. Aug 27 – 4: Write a short note on chipko movement and beej bachao andolan? What beejj farmers here were doing was avoiding monoculture in a method called baranaja 12 grainswhich involves the multicropping of a number of cereals and legumes.

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The Chipko movement also known as the chipko andolan was a forest conservation movement. Different crops are harvested at different times of the year and ensure year-round supply of food. Today BBA has about varieties of paddy from which different varieties can still be grown.


They organized food marches, get-togethers and meetings to create awareness about the importance of protecting traditional seeds. Chipko movement was started in the areas of Himalayas. Programme organisers sampled different varieties and combinations of seeds, returning to farmers the varieties that were particularly useful. Thapchini, jhumkiya, rikhwa and lal basmati were other indigenous varieties. At present it is not only a eco-socialist movement but an ecofeminism movement as well.

Beej Bachao Andolan (BBA) – India

It has its roots in the Chipko Movement. It occurred much before any environmental movement was taken up in the developing world. What the farmers here were doing was avoiding monocultures in bacchao method called baranaja 12 grains that involves the multicropping of a number of cereals and legumes.

Traditionally, most of the villages in India depended on exchanging seeds and it led to a beautiful, self-sustaining seed bank. So he formed the BBA. Editorial Policy Disclaimer Groups.