About KVM - A ecological movement with compassion


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KVM preaches to adopt famous verses of Guru Granth Sahib in farming practices: “Pavnu Guru, Panni Pita Matta Dharat Mahat”, Air is Guru, Water is father and Earth is mother. This holy guiding principal should be part of the life, practice and mission of farmers who want to do natural farming.
There is a silent and constructive revolution happening in Punjab to save the environment, regenerate ecological resources to bring back soil productivity and re-establish ecological balance in the farms. This is the natural farming movement of Kheti Virasat Mission (KVM), basically a ecological movement registered as civil society action group headquartered in the Jaitu town of Faridkot district. The movement is led by experienced farmers who believe in principal of Sarbat da bhala.

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About KVM - A ecological movement with compassion

  1. 1. V. KHETI VIRASAT MISSION (KVM) Initiatives Add pictures
  2. 2. Workshops, dialogues, farmer field Schools Building a participatory civil society ecological movement
  3. 3. Seed Banks & PRA
  4. 4. Seed Heritage Centre at village Chaina
  5. 5. JAL YATRA
  6. 6. KVM got blessings of most distinguished experts of Ecological Agriculture Subash Palekar, Dr T P Rajinderan, Dr Claude Alvares Manohar Parchure
  7. 7. KVM has also bring medical professionals in its Environmental Health Action Group, making this Ecological Agricultural Movement the first of its kind in India . KVM has organised large number of dialogues on Environmental Health Crisis in Punjab
  8. 8. KVM is a movement now
  9. 9. Environment movement is incomplete without participation of women Involvement of Women in KVM activities
  10. 10. Natural farms are centres of biodiversity conservation It is a holistic approach for nature, agriculture
  11. 11. The natural farms are laboratories of happiness for all, encompassing every living creature on earth, every life form. It is farming with passion for the wellbeing of all; compassion for nature. It is Nanak Kheti - Spiritual , non-violent and ecological
  12. 12. KVM initiatives for sustainable environment and agriculture <ul><li>Pesticide Free farming network in all 20 districts </li></ul><ul><li>More then 1200 farmers are working with KVM </li></ul><ul><li>Running Natural farming Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Establishing seed banks </li></ul><ul><li>Model farms of Natural Farming Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>KVM is a Farmer’s movement for ecology. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Peoples’ initiatives for environmental health crisis mitigation <ul><li>Promotion of pesticide free – Natural Farming </li></ul><ul><li>Established school of Natural Farming </li></ul><ul><li>Establishing local action groups on environmental health crisis </li></ul><ul><li>Initiated Documenting cancer deaths in peoples cancer registry </li></ul><ul><li>Formation of women groups </li></ul><ul><li>Educational campuses activities </li></ul>
  14. 14. Civil society Response <ul><li>Formation of Environmental Health Action Group </li></ul><ul><li>Linking with professionals : Physicians, medical professionals, environmentalists </li></ul><ul><li>Organised peoples’ dialogue on environmental health crisis across the state </li></ul><ul><li>Invited several ‘experts’ for talks in Punjab. </li></ul><ul><li>Mass awareness campaign and community education activities in rural areas </li></ul><ul><li>Village level meetings – educating farmers for pesticide free farming systems </li></ul><ul><li>Getting technical support from CSE, CSA, DDS, OFAI, Kalpvriksha, Thanal, COEH and others </li></ul>
  15. 15. Peoples’ initiatives for environmental health crisis mitigation <ul><li>All activities without any government support or funding </li></ul><ul><li>Mobilizing community resources </li></ul><ul><li>Building cadres of eco-volunteers across the state </li></ul><ul><li>Needs assistance and resources for studies, awareness and education </li></ul>
  16. 16. KVM – A movement for sustainable, prosperous and healthy Punjab <ul><li>KVM’s Motto- </li></ul><ul><li>Our harmony with nature and other beings is a prerequisite for living sanely. Maintain this harmony. Develop right consciousness, which is holistic and ecological, based on compassion, coopration and peace. </li></ul><ul><li>Join this movement, support this rescue mission </li></ul>
  17. 17. Philosophy of KVM <ul><li>KVM has evolved a distinct philosophy of spiritualistic environmental consciousness and self dedication for its activism. </li></ul><ul><li>It is not only activism it is a spiritual voyage </li></ul><ul><li>KVM is responding to the environmental challenge by building a participatory civil society ecological movement in Punjab </li></ul>
  18. 18. The Nature can fulfill every bodies needs, but it can not fulfill any bodies greed.