Blending Social Cause With Pro-Nature Agripreneurship

By TamilNadu Agricultural University on 08 Jun 2016 | read

Shri Dilip Bisen of Raipur has embarked on a noble cause of preventing cattle slaughter. He is promoting utilization of cow urine and dung for producing organic manure and bio-pesticides. Shri Bisen thought that if the cattle owners are made aware of the natural medicinal properties of cattle bio waste (dung and urine), they would not send the aged cows and other cattle to slaughterhouses.

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Shri. Bisen, a post graduate in Entomology with 22 years of experience in plant protection techniques, was trained by Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKV) Raipur under AC&ABC scheme during 2008-09. While working with agri-business companies, he realized the harmful effects of indiscriminate use of fertilizers and pesticides, which unnecessarily increases the cost of cultivation while eroding soil fertility.Through various campaigns and Gram Sabhas in about 40 villages spread over5 districts in the state of Chattisgarh, he created awareness among farmers on non chemical techniques of plant protection and organic methods of fertilizing the soil. His commitment for promoting organic farming,especially using cattle dung and urine, which has rich medicinal and pesticidal properties,started yielding results.

His basic Agri-extension work revolves around teaching the farmers about the following organic farming techniques:

• Control of insect pests by Light traps

• Methods of production of organic manure and fertilizers by using cow dung and urine and Neem leaves

• Techniques of conservation and culturing of beneficial bacteria and fungi in the soil

• Techniques of enriching soil micro nutrients by vermi-composting

Shri Bisen was sanctioned composite loan of Rs.20 lakhs by Punjab National Bank, Pochipedibranch, for his venture, M/s. Om Sai Agri-Clinic and Agri-Business Center. NABARD, Raipur,has also released subsidy amount of Rs.7.20 lakhs. At present his turn over is Rs.20 lakhs per year with net income of Rs.6 lakhs per year. He has provided employment to 10 skilled workers directly and benefited 30 indirectly. Shri Bisen, with the support of Banks, NABARD and State Government, wishes to produce a unique branded and registered organic product which he would like to promote through Gram Panchayats. He is confident that, the success of this project will improve Rural Indian Economy.

Shri Dilip Bisen

M/s. Om Sai Agri-Clinic and Agri-Business CentreVikas Vihar, Maha Dev Ghat Road, Raipur, Chattisgarh. Mobile No. 09826194665