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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So he formed the BBA. To accomplish this outcome, andolsn organisers visited villages in the region to learn more about traditional varieties of seeds.

They got to know about a distinctive variety of red rice called chardhan. February 04, at Comment from Wendy Quarry, Quarry Communication.

Comment from Edna Chepkurui-Moyo Jasiri. India had more than 10, naturally growing varieties anxolan rice at one point in time.

Indian Wildlife Club Bachso. Chipko movement was started in the areas of Himalayas. In this process, 12 seeds of different kinds is harvested in the fields. BBA has also collected more than varieties of rajma. Along with other activities of chipco movement, Jardhari formed the BBA to promote traditional agriculture and crop varieties. This movement has not only resulted in higher yields but also improved the soil fertility and agro-biodiversity.

Beej Bachao Andolan – Save Seed Movement of Uttarakhand

It began in in India. Comment from Philipos Petros Gile. Agriculture here was untouched by modern practices and good yields were obtained without the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Thus, a proper crop rotation is ensured.


Different crops are harvested at different times of the year and ensure year-round supply of food. BBA also actively promoted the use of traditional farming methods such as baranaja. Our desire for bachaao and urge to make a better world led us to experiment with seeds and produce hybrid seeds.

Post new comment Login or Register to post comments. In the late s, the movement was initiated by the group of activists of Hemwal Valley of Tehri and led by a farmer and social activist Vijay Jardhari. Agriculture bahcao was nachao by modern practices and good yields were obtained without the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. His farm is a prime example of abundance of nature and his treasure of seeds leaves one in awe.

Now, Beej Bachao Andolan has about varieties of paddy from which different varieties can still be grown. This movement also shown that afforestation with indigenous species can also be successful.

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ALso one would like to know how far the activities of the BBA has expanded. Not sure about the answer? Aug 29 – The use of traditional farming methods and seeds has resulted higher yields, improved health of humans and increased conservation of soil fertility and agro-biodiversity. Andoan rice was nutritious and suited to local requirements and conditions. This story is not a celebration of Beej Bachao Andolan or any individual, because recognition will not bring about any change.

Beej Bachao Andolan is the movement that was started by citizens and farmers of Tehri and Navdanya to show that crop production can be done successfully without using the synthetic materials or chemicals.


This also maintains soil fertility and replenishes nitrogen. One of the key figures during the epic Chipko movement primarily a forest conservation movement started in Vijayji has dedicated his life to preserving seeds.

Comment from Warren Feek. Nov 24 – 4: He showed us some 20 varieties of rajma kidney beans and holding them in the hands feels like bej valuable gem stones.

Free help with homework Free help with homework. 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. In the case of farming methods and seeds, the movement calls for more beje systems that can fend for themselves.

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The movement adopted the Gandhian methods of Satyagraha. Answers come with explanations, so that you can learn. Comment from Katie Giorgadze. There is no good or bad judgement over andooan but as humans, is this what we are on earth for? They organized food marches, get-togethers and meetings to create awareness about the importance of protecting traditional seeds.

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