KVM: A Compassionate Venture for

Ecology, Health & Natural Farming in Punjab
Kheti Virasat Mission
A Ecological Movement :
Born out of compassion
Concerned about Environmental &Health
Crisis of Punja...
Punjab : Fact File

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Total geographical area-1.5 %
Highest Cropping intensity – 196 %
Highest Pesticides Usage– ...
Fat Labile Pesticides

 Some pesticides are fat labile i.e. affinity for fatty
tissue in body & they keep on accumulating...
Carcinogenic Pesticides

 Few pesticides are carcinogenic i.e. affect dividing
cells more than the non-dividing cells
 F...
Pesticides causing Reproductive
Toxins

 Chemicals damaging reproductive systems of both
male & female
 Exposure to thes...
Pesticides Impact in Punjab: CSE
Study
 15 types of pesticides in 20 blood samples tested
 Blood sample contains a cockt...
Organophosphates – CSE report

 Constitute > 60% of total pesticides residues in the blood
samples
 Found Monocrotophos ...
Punjab Reproductive health

 High rate of menstrual disorders
 Spontaneous Abortions, Miscarriages & still
births
 Dete...
Punjab State Survey Report on
Cancer
PGI Study confirms Pesticide
link
PGI Chandigarh Study:

indicating Pesticide Link with Cancer

Talwandi Sabo
Variables

Cases

Chamkaur sahib
Controls

Cas...
CANCER TRAIN
Gift of Green Revolution
Punjabi Generation facing Pesticide
Side-Effects

Sacrococcygeal
Teratoma

Sacrococcygeal
Teratoma

Meningomyelocele

Meni...
Villages for Sale : courtesy Green
Revolution

 January 2002: Village Harkishanpura district Bathinda put itself on SALE
...
Punjab The land of dark zones

Water!!!

1984 - 53 blocks
1995 - 84
2005 - 108

Total of 138 development
blocks in Punjab
Water Crisis in Punjab:
A Comparison

Drinking water problem villages
1980 1990 2000 2004 -

3712
6287
8518
11849 (95....
Questions for Punjab ?

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Food Contaminated ?
Air Contaminated ?
Water Contaminated ?
Body Contaminated ?

Are we h...
Kheti Virasat Mission :

A Movement :
Born out of compassion
Concerned about crisis
Committed to take challenge
KVM was fo...
Activities :

Awareness & Fact Establishment on ongoing Crisis
Organic Farming Trainings of around 10,000 farmers
Farmer B...
Farmer Training Camps
More than 400 Farmer Training Camps
through out Punjab
KVM’s Expert Farmers Across
Punjab
KVM’s Expert Farmers Across
Punjab
KVM’s Expert Farmers Across
Punjab
Organic Farming Techniques
Organic Farming Techniques

Wheat Zero Till Drill Sowing
Crops KVM Work on

Organic Cotton

Organic Maize

Organic Wheat

Organic Sugarcane
Organic Basmati

Organic Turmeric

Organic Fodder Production

Organic Millets
Organic Farming
Experts
Shri Manohar Parchure
Subash Palekar
Subash Sharma
Suresh Desai
Deepak Suchde
Dr. O P Rupela
Claud...
Organic Farming Experts
Dialogue on environmental health
crisis across the state
Shri Devindra Sharma
Dr. Sudhendra Sharma
Suman Sahai
Rajedra Sin...
Women Action Group

Since ages Punjabi Women were contributing in
Agriculture but modern farming is making this fair
gende...
Involving women in ecological
initiatives
Feeding families with pesticide
free food :
Natural Kitchen gardening
more then ...
Organic Kitchen Garden
Bebe-Di-Rasoi

A initiative to conserve the Heritage of our
grandmothers Healthy traditional recipes
Bebe-Di-Rasoi

Millet Based
Traditional
Food
Festival
Bebe-Di-Rasoi
Nav-Trinjan
A Women Initiative
Trinjan, a symbol of liberty and wisdom
of women, provides a platform for
sharing skills li...
Organizing Farmer Market :
Campaigning on Cancer, Safe
Food & Water
Campaigning Against Straw
Burning
Balihari Kudrat:
Our Bi-monthly Magzine
A initiative by KVM to generate awareness in society a bi
monthly magazine on rele...
Our Publication Wing
Other Publications
Recognition :

Satyamev Jayate Price money meant for NGO working
on Pesticides & toxicity
Message

 In last 8yrs KVM successfully raised issue on
Environmental crisis & its strong relation with
Agriculture toxic...
You Can Help:

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Spread our Message
Join Our Campaigning
Adopt a village
Sponsor a study or field research
Sp...
Be generous towards Ecological Action

Donate for KVM

Online donations can be made to KVM
KHETI VIRASAT MISSION TRUST
STA...
Come Join Us !

“If all the insects were to disappear from the earth,
within 50 years all life on earth would end. If all ...
Visit Us On-

http://www.khetivirasatmission.org/
http://www.womenactionforecology.webs.com/
Contact Us :
Khetivirasatmission@gmail.com
+91-9872682161
God is Omnipresent in the entire Nature and hurting Nature is
violence against the God.

T
hank You
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KVM in Action : KVM in service of Nature PPT for Donors

  1. 1. KVM: A Compassionate Venture for Ecology, Health & Natural Farming in Punjab
  2. 2. Kheti Virasat Mission A Ecological Movement : Born out of compassion Concerned about Environmental &Health Crisis of Punjab & Committed to take challenge of SocioEcological Reconstruction of Punjab A grass-root civil society ecological action group
  3. 3. Punjab : Fact File      Total geographical area-1.5 % Highest Cropping intensity – 196 % Highest Pesticides Usage– 18 % Highest Fertilizers Usage - 10 % Highest Tractor No.– 24 % of India
  4. 4. Fat Labile Pesticides  Some pesticides are fat labile i.e. affinity for fatty tissue in body & they keep on accumulating  Females having greater mass of fatty tissue in body, more of these pesticides accumulate in female body  In any condition of stress in females when body fat is mobilized these pesticides stored in fat are released & flood the blood (pregnancy)  High levels of pesticides have been demonstrated in blood and breast milk
  5. 5. Carcinogenic Pesticides  Few pesticides are carcinogenic i.e. affect dividing cells more than the non-dividing cells  Females having large number of dividing tissues (uterus, bone marrow -to replace monthly blood loss, breast, thyroid etc.) are more vulnerable  Hence greater incidence of breast, uterus, thyroid and bone marrow cancers in women
  6. 6. Pesticides causing Reproductive Toxins  Chemicals damaging reproductive systems of both male & female  Exposure to these agents before conception produce a adverse effects i.e. reduced fertility, abnormal fetus, reduced libido or menstrual dysfunction  Maternal exposure after conception cause perinatal death, low birth weight, birth defects, behavioral disabilities & cancer
  7. 7. Pesticides Impact in Punjab: CSE Study  15 types of pesticides in 20 blood samples tested  Blood sample contains a cocktail of 6-13 pesticides  Organo-chlorine pesticides (DDT, Endosulfan) found to be 15-605 times higher than those found in blood samples of US population  Found residues of the newer ‘non-persistent’ pesticides – organophosphates chlorpyrifos, dichlorvos) (acephate, monocrotophos, malathion,
  8. 8. Organophosphates – CSE report  Constitute > 60% of total pesticides residues in the blood samples  Found Monocrotophos in 75% blood samples Chlorpyrifos in 85% Malathion in 70%
  9. 9. Punjab Reproductive health  High rate of menstrual disorders  Spontaneous Abortions, Miscarriages & still births  Deteriorating semen quality, male infertility leading impotence
  10. 10. Punjab State Survey Report on Cancer PGI Study confirms Pesticide link
  11. 11. PGI Chandigarh Study: indicating Pesticide Link with Cancer Talwandi Sabo Variables Cases Chamkaur sahib Controls Cases Controls OR (95%CI) Pvalue 3.4 (1.4-8.5) 0.0046 n=179 n=264 n=129 n=182 24(13.4) 34(12.9) 11(8.5) 8(4.4) Pesticide user in agriculture 31(17.3) 37(14.0) 5(3.9) 5(2.7) 7.4 (2.6-22.3) 0.0000 Involved in spray 29(16.2) 37(14.0) 5(3.9) 5(2.7) 6.8 (2.4-20.7) 0.0000 Storage of pesticide at Home 14(7.8) 20(7.6) 4(3.1) 3(1.6) 5.1 (1.3-22.6) 0.0117 Smokers 25(14.0) 14(5.3) 6(4.7) 5.8 (2.0-17.6) 0.0002 Chewing Tobacco 14(7.8) 13(4.9) 5(3.9) 5.1 (1.3-22.6) 0.011 Alcohol drink 24(13.4) 23(8.7) 17(13.2) 3.9 (1.5-10.2) 0.002 Cultivators Pattern of pesticide use Tobacco use 5(2.7) 3(1.6) 7(3.8)
  12. 12. CANCER TRAIN Gift of Green Revolution
  13. 13. Punjabi Generation facing Pesticide Side-Effects Sacrococcygeal Teratoma Sacrococcygeal Teratoma Meningomyelocele Meningomyelocele Duplication cyst Yolk sac tumor
  14. 14. Villages for Sale : courtesy Green Revolution  January 2002: Village Harkishanpura district Bathinda put itself on SALE  June 2005 : Village Malsinghwala , District Mansa on Sale 1 Commonality : Water Crisis & Indebtedness
  15. 15. Punjab The land of dark zones Water!!! 1984 - 53 blocks 1995 - 84 2005 - 108 Total of 138 development blocks in Punjab
  16. 16. Water Crisis in Punjab: A Comparison Drinking water problem villages 1980 1990 2000 2004 - 3712 6287 8518 11849 (95.39%) 12423 villages *Out of total in Punjab are facing drinking water problems Tube wells in Punjab  1970 - 1.92 lakh  1980 - 6 lakh  1990 - 8 lakh  2000- 10 lakh and *Now - 14 lakh Approx.
  17. 17. Questions for Punjab ? ∗ ∗ ∗ ∗ Food Contaminated ? Air Contaminated ? Water Contaminated ? Body Contaminated ? Are we heading Towards a Dying Civilization ?
  18. 18. Kheti Virasat Mission : A Movement : Born out of compassion Concerned about crisis Committed to take challenge KVM was formed in March 2005 with headquarters at Jaitu ,District-Faridkot. A grass-root action group
  19. 19. Activities : Awareness & Fact Establishment on ongoing Crisis Organic Farming Trainings of around 10,000 farmers Farmer Base of around 4000 farmers In-House proven Organic Farming Techniques for Punjab Organizing ‘Expert Talks & Visits’ on Organic Farming Peoples’ dialogue on environmental health crisis organizing across the state & built up informed debate  Organic Kitchen Gardening involving > 1000 women in 14 villages(Women Action Group)  Campaigning on Cancer, Safe food , Water & Crop Residue Burning      
  20. 20. Farmer Training Camps
  21. 21. More than 400 Farmer Training Camps through out Punjab
  22. 22. KVM’s Expert Farmers Across Punjab
  23. 23. KVM’s Expert Farmers Across Punjab
  24. 24. KVM’s Expert Farmers Across Punjab
  25. 25. Organic Farming Techniques
  26. 26. Organic Farming Techniques Wheat Zero Till Drill Sowing
  27. 27. Crops KVM Work on Organic Cotton Organic Maize Organic Wheat Organic Sugarcane
  28. 28. Organic Basmati Organic Turmeric Organic Fodder Production Organic Millets
  29. 29. Organic Farming Experts Shri Manohar Parchure Subash Palekar Subash Sharma Suresh Desai Deepak Suchde Dr. O P Rupela Claude Alvares Jayant Barve Dr. Ramanjaneyulu Shri Prakhas Raghuvanshi Dr. T.P. Rajendran Dr. D.U.M. Rao Dr. A.K.Yadav
  30. 30. Organic Farming Experts
  31. 31. Dialogue on environmental health crisis across the state Shri Devindra Sharma Dr. Sudhendra Sharma Suman Sahai Rajedra Singh Sachidanand Bharti Laxman Singh P V Satish Dr. S G Kabra Sunita Narayan Chandra Bhushan
  32. 32. Women Action Group Since ages Punjabi Women were contributing in Agriculture but modern farming is making this fair gender out of fields. KVM strongly work for reviving women contribution through activities : ∗Kitchen gardening ∗Women awareness ∗Babe-di-Rasoi/Traditional Food Festival ∗Navtrinjna
  33. 33. Involving women in ecological initiatives Feeding families with pesticide free food : Natural Kitchen gardening more then 1200 women started growing pesticide free vegetables
  34. 34. Organic Kitchen Garden
  35. 35. Bebe-Di-Rasoi A initiative to conserve the Heritage of our grandmothers Healthy traditional recipes
  36. 36. Bebe-Di-Rasoi Millet Based Traditional Food Festival
  37. 37. Bebe-Di-Rasoi
  38. 38. Nav-Trinjan A Women Initiative Trinjan, a symbol of liberty and wisdom of women, provides a platform for sharing skills like embroidery, weaving, knitting, spinning, cooking , health and traditional knowledge related with agriculture like seeds, sowing, herbs etc. women also shared their sorrows and joys with each other in Trinjan
  39. 39. Organizing Farmer Market :
  40. 40. Campaigning on Cancer, Safe Food & Water
  41. 41. Campaigning Against Straw Burning
  42. 42. Balihari Kudrat: Our Bi-monthly Magzine A initiative by KVM to generate awareness in society a bi monthly magazine on relevant topic related to: Organic Farming Techniques Environment issue Health Issue Govt. Policy Issues Success Stories of Punjab Farmers
  43. 43. Our Publication Wing
  44. 44. Other Publications
  45. 45. Recognition : Satyamev Jayate Price money meant for NGO working on Pesticides & toxicity
  46. 46. Message  In last 8yrs KVM successfully raised issue on Environmental crisis & its strong relation with Agriculture toxicity  Section of Society understand concerns raised & support our initiatives  We request you to strengthen this movement & make Punjab a better place for coming generation
  47. 47. You Can Help:        Spread our Message Join Our Campaigning Adopt a village Sponsor a study or field research Sponsor an Organic farmer Monthly, Quarterly or Annual Donations Sponsor KVM monthly magazine and publications
  48. 48. Be generous towards Ecological Action Donate for KVM Online donations can be made to KVM KHETI VIRASAT MISSION TRUST STATE BANK OF PATIALA a/c 65001305340 Branch-JAITU, IFS CODE : STBP0000044 ======================================================= AXIS BANK a/c 912010021510084 , Branch – Faridkot IFS CODE: UTIB0000417 DONATIONS MADE TO KVM ARE ELIGIBLE TO GETBENEFITS OF SECTION 80 –G INCOME TAX ACT 1961.
  49. 49. Come Join Us ! “If all the insects were to disappear from the earth, within 50 years all life on earth would end. If all human beings disappeared from the earth, within 50 years all forms of life would flourish.”_____ Jonas Salk
  50. 50. Visit Us On- http://www.khetivirasatmission.org/ http://www.womenactionforecology.webs.com/
  51. 51. Contact Us : Khetivirasatmission@gmail.com +91-9872682161
  52. 52. God is Omnipresent in the entire Nature and hurting Nature is violence against the God. T hank You

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