Express his joy over scheme announce in state budget to nurture cows
As a new initiative in State Budget a scheme has been announced for those who will nurture cows. The government in form will provided with subsidy of Rs 900 per month and Rs 10,800 per annum for cow based farming.
Vanraj Sinh, a farmer and a herdsman of Shinor taluka’s Bavalia village nurtures the Indian breed of cows and practices natural farming by using cow dung and cow urine for cultivation purpose. He started rearing with one cow in 2008 and today proud to have 110 breeds of Gir’s Indian cows.
He expressed his joy by saying that this scheme will increase herding of domestic cows. He believes and follows a motto that nurturing a cow removes poverty and also believes that this scheme is for domestic cows will encourage breeding of Indian breed cows.
Vanraj Sinh says that cows breeding and cow based farming are difficult and also does not give much in return is wrong. He says he earns from cow’s milk and ghee and along with it almost practices natural farming by using cow urine and dung as natural fertilizers while doing farming.
From cow’s urine and dung he makes solid and liquid jivamrut that work very well as natural fertilizers. He also mixes aankdo, neem leaves and dhaturo with cow urine and makes liquid fossils that prove an effective pest control. He believes that cow based farming is a costless farming. He also believes that his farming provides grass fodder which is useful for cattle rearing and so it reduces the cost of fertilizers and pesticides.
Vanraj Sinh says that cow is a repository of qualities, one’s health is maintained from cow’s ghee and milk and also land is preserved because of the dung and urine. Currently around 30 of his cows provide around 150 Litres of milk. Natural and pure milk from his cows are in great demand in Vadodara and he delivers them at their door step. His Panchagavya based farming products are sold at a higher price than the market price.
The Governor of Gujarat advocates natural farming and cow farming and it is worth mentioning here that recently Vanraj Sinh was honored as a cow farmer by him.