Montag, 6. Juni 2011
Forests all over the world are under threat. Vast tracts of forest in many countries are being cut at rates which are totally unsustainable. But apart from this wholesale destruction, the trees in many parts of the world are diseased. In 2004, for example, German Environment Minister, Renate Künast, reported 31% of trees showed highest level of damage, i.e. crown death.
Satellite photos from NASA show that trees in the Amazon rainforest are also diseased and scientists have no solution for this. It is estimated that 28% of the world's oxygen supply originates from this Amazon area.
This threat to the world's forests is a threat to mankind's survival on the planet. Reafforestation programs are urgently needed to counteract this dangerous situation.
In India there are large areas of degraded forest land (apart from degraded non-forest land). One GOI estimate in 1998 suggested as much as 27 million hectares. Rejuvenation of these degraded forests will help to provide a counterbalance to the destruction of the world's forests while simultaneously being a great benefit to the tribal and other backward communities who rely on the forest for their existence.
• Any successful reforestation project will have an immediate effect, proportionate to the size of the project, in counteracting the ongoing loss of trees due to cutting and disease in the world's rainforests. Apart from feeding the oxygen/carbon dioxide recycling system, mixed forests also play an important role in
i. regulating the water cycle; they return as much as 75% of the moisture they receive to the atmosphere thus having a profound effect on rainfall
ii. maintaining ecological balance
iii. maintaining the circulation of nutrients in the soil
iv. preventing soil erosion
v. conservation of bio-diversity
vi. amelioration of climate
• Reforestation will also go some way towards counteracting the threat of global warming caused by massive and sustained burning of fossil fuels since all areas of forest cover act as a carbon sink for trapping CO2 one of the primary greenhouse gases.
• Once forest is regenerated, many species of plants and animals, including useful medicinal plants which depend on forest conditions for their existence, will begin to return to the forest and their populations will increase.
• Large numbers of people from tribal communities are dependent on forests (more than 1 million according to GOI estimates). Cutting of forests for commercial purposes has put great pressure on the livelihood of these forest-dwellers and even the continued survival of these communities is under threat.
• These people are very knowledgeable about the forests in which they live and the species the forest supports and if left alone they will normally manage these forests from one generation to the next in a very responsible and sustainable manner.
• Reforestation projects will help to stabilize their existence and reduce the growing trend of migration of these forest-dwellers to the big metros where more social problems are created.
• If they can maintain their livelihoods from the forest itself then less pressure will come on GOI to provide for these people.
Two broad types of commercial activity are possible in the forest:
Normally industry will be harvesting trees for timber or pulp. This is destructive. Even though regeneration programs are in place, normally these involve fast growing exotics in monoculture plantations further reducing bio-diversity and attracting insect and fungus attack. Old growth forests once cut take many years to regenerate.
This type of activity is usually undertaken by the forest-dwellers. They understand and respect the forest as a living entity and their actions are in harmony with a responsible and sustainable commercial activity. Normally they will be collecting leaves and fruits or pruning branches or collecting dead wood. Rarely will they cut whole trees.
Our project will be totally in keeping with this non-destructive approach. Our aim is to regenerate forest growth so there is no question of cutting trees for income.
Now time is of the essence. Many top scientists are warning that in a few years if we continue cutting our forests at the present rate, we will have a global catastrophe of unprecedented proportions. Reforestation programs need to be instituted quickly to avert this disaster. But trees are relatively slow-growing. So we need to embrace the most advanced technology in order to regenerate as much forest area as possible in the shortest space of time. The most advanced technology in terms of growth rates of plants and trees comes from the ancient science of Vruksha Ayurveda which is now presented as HOMA Organic Farming. This is the methodology we will be utilizing in this project.
HOMA Organic Farming technology consists of:
1. establishment of the resonance point (establishment is done only once in a lifetime) (See Annexure 2: ESTABLISHING A HOMA RESONANCE POINT)
2. daily practice of Agnihotra at the exact time of sunrise and sunset according to the particular longitude and latitude of that place (See Annexure 1: AGNIHOTRA)
3. twenty-four hour round-the-clock Om Tryambakam Homa
4. simple mantras to be chanted during planting
5. utilization of Agnihotra ash in foliar spray and as soil enhancer
6. practice of simple methods of intercropping
7. utilization of GLORIA BIOSOL (See Annexure 3: Biosol)
This routine begins immediately after the establishment of the resonance point. Daily practices are extremely simple and anyone can do them. Homa Therapy volunteers teach everything free of charge.
HOMA atmosphere, especially that created by Agnihotra, acts as a catalyst on plant metabolism, causing the plant to reach for the nutrients it needs. Plants become strong and then absorb the nutrients. Plants become healthy and are able to blend with the ecological balance of things more efficiently. When plants are grown in HOMA atmosphere the plants themselves may not become large, but the quality, appearance and size of the vegetable, fruit and flower be superior. All the energy of the plant goes towards yield because atmosphere is nourished by performance of HOMA. Fruit trees yield fruit double the normal size if Agnihotra is performed regularly in plantations. Soil in HOMA atmosphere holds moisture better than any other soil. The metabolic process of plants is sped up. Agnihotra and Agnihotra ash, when put on the soil, help stabilize the amount of nitrogen and potassium present. Trace elements in the soil which are important to plant growth and maturation are diminishing rapidly. Homa re-establishes the ecological balance in the area.
According to ancient science more than 75 per cent of nutrition to plants and soil comes from the atmosphere. Modern Science of Agriculture does not consider this most important factor and speaks only of soil and water analysis to correct the nutritional deficiency. In HOMA Organic Farming, Agnihotra copper pyramid fire, tuned to the biorhythm of sunrise/ sunset is the basic tool to make the atmosphere nutritious.
Due to pollution cancer producing elements are found in the soil, water, air. Agnihotra can reduce the effect of these elements on the atmosphere.
Agnihotra and Agnihotra ash when put on the soil help stabilize the amount of nitrogen and potassium present. Agnihotra ash helps to make the phosphorus in the soil water soluble. (See Annexure 4: Water solubility of phosphorus)
HOMA technology offers:
• much higher production per acre than with agrochemicals, organic farming or any other method known to science.
• better taste, texture, colour, disease resistance, nutritional value, longer shelf life and reduction in harvesting losses
• shorter production cycles.
• much lower cost per hectare compared to any other system known to modern science whether it is chemical, biological or cultural. You can treat 150 acres at a time with only one Resonance Point.
• healthy chemical-free food with higher nutritional content than food produced with chemicals.
Our methodology comes from Vedas. It is holistic, systemic, integral and organic as opposed to mechanistic. Thus, it is closer to the methodology of Quantum Physics than that of other modern sciences, which usually follow the mechanistic model. Even though HOMA Organic Farming is based upon ancient Vedic sciences, it is very practical and simple, so anybody with little or no education can practice it.
3. HOW DOES THIS SUPER TECHNOLOGY FUNCTION?
The soil, water, atmosphere, subsoil water are all polluted by the metallic, nonmetallic and gaseous toxicants of different types. The soil in large areas of forest is nearly dead.
• FIRST, THE SOIL NEEDS TO BE REJUVENATED WITH HOMA THERAPY.
• In the rejuvenated soil different types of microorganisms, starting from the level of viruses, bacteria, fungi, algae, thrive.
• Thus, a healthy micro-flora and micro-fauna is created.
• This gives rise to a micro environment or micro-system which is comparatively less toxic to the growing plants.
• The soil which has now become a living soil because of the presence of micro organisms, has all the chemical components useful for life in the form of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. According to modern theory, these three together form life in the form of bacteria. We have e.g. nitrogen fixing bacteria, also bacteria working on phosphorus content of soil.
• After the creation of such micro environment, creatures like earthworms thrive. They eat the soil, digest it and again replenish the soil.
• It has been found that when Agnihotra ash is added through normal soil it increases the water soluble phosphate content of the soil and the nutrients are absorbed readily by the root hair of the plant.
• Absorption of mega nutrients like Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potash, because of small cells and active transport is helped by Homa atmosphere.
THIS IS HOW HOMA FARMING WORKS.
When you perform Agnihotra and other HOMAS in a garden, an atmosphere is created that is conducive to growing and therefore attracts the nutrients, insects, microorganisms and animals that would be happy and thrive in that environment.
This, of course, is because nature is so wonderful, it automatically benefits the soil and the plant, and the plant thrives.
The same thing happens when you use Agnihotra ash or Agnihotra ash water solution but it works more for the plants individually. By putting the ash around the individual plants or spraying the plants with ash water solution, those elements that are best for that plant are attracted to it and it thrives.
Of course, we have to use basic operations of farming like weeding, organic composting, spraying with Agnihotra ash water solution, etc.
PRACTICE OF HOMA, HOWEVER, IS THE KEY.
• Minimum unit will be 150 acres
• Our target will be 40% forest cover
• Resonance Point will be established on this 150 acres
• Our trained technicians will operate the Resonance Point
• Agnihotra HOMA will be performed twice daily at sunrise and sunset
• Om Tryambakam HOMA will be maintained continuously 24 hours round-the-clock
• Materials required for the HOMAS will be generated from the land itself
• Cow dung and pure cow's ghee are the main materials to be used in the HOMA
• Hence Gau Shala (Cow shed) will be established with minimum 30 cows
• 20 acres will be set aside for growing fodder for the cows
• Small temporary accommodation structures will be erected for technicians who will carry out the project. Plus 2 simple huts for HOMA plus simple Gau Shala shelter
• Cow gas unit will be installed for cooking purposes plus light
• Vermicompost unit will be established
• Biosol unit will be established
• Combination of atmosphere saturated with vibrations from Agnihotra and HOMA, plus use of the extremely potent Biosol fertilizer means we will achieve phenomenal rates of growth of the newly planted saplings.
• Saplings themselves will be raised in HOMA nurseries. This will ensure their maximum health and strength to face any future adverse environmental conditions.