Advantages or Benefits of Eco-Villages
Four side open Bungalows with ample air and sunlight, for each member family.
Private gau-mandir of one Cow per family and the whole concept resolves around this Gau-mandir. I would like to mention that we will have only Bhaaratiya breeds or we can say A2 breed. It starts with the availability of pure organic milk without any adulteration. We also get Pure Ghee which has become a thing of past.
From the holy Cow we get the holy Gobar. This is first taken to the biogas plants for producing cooking gas. This gas will be supplied directly to each household kitchen. Bio gas can be filtered and used for running vehicles as well, thereby providing alternative for expensive petrol.
Gobar will also be used for gobar kanda for yagya, for dant manjan, etc
Then the slurry produced from the biogas plants will be spread over nearly 17 acres of farm land which will be used for growing food for the members. Gaumutra will be used as growth promoter and bio pest controller.
Gomutra will also be used for preparing phenyl, Gomutra-ark as human medicine etc.
Farming is very important aspect of this concept. Without it the project is largely incomplete because here we not only get food for humans but we also get food for our gaumata. Our gaumata also gets organic grass and farm by-products as their feed. From the organic farm we will get all the seasonal vegetables, fruits and cereals, all these grown with gobar khad and gomutra. 100% organic. Need not to mention that the seeds used will be non-gm. This food will be 100% safe and nutritious. And it is not expensive. If we calculate the cost of food it will be much less than the market price. Not only that it will also reduce the cost of medication and medicine, as this food is itself a medicine.
In regards to farming it is important to note that a large quantity of the country’s food produce is wasted because of various reasons mainly inadequate storage capacity, lack of crop planning and long distance transportation. In the year 2011, loss of GDP due to lack of storage facility for agro produce was worth Rs.50,000 crores. There was a report published in a hindi daily last month that vegetables worth 13000 crores were wasted this year. Can Bhaarat afford such wastage? NO
When we grow our own food, this waste is minimized to almost zero through proper crop planning and calculated system of farming, proper storage and zero distance.
It is interesting to note that the measuring yard for economic development is inversely related to the percentage of country’s population depending on agriculture. That is more people depending on Agriculture mean less developed economy. As per 2011 census 58.4% of Bharat’s population is dependent on agriculture, whereas in this model, only 5% people will be engaged directly into agriculture. The standard set for a developed country is 10%. Through this measuring yardstick, KN model leads our nation from developing to developed economy because it is considered that lesser people depending on agriculture reduces poverty and paves the way for prosperity. In developed countries the ratio is 3 to 10% of the total population who are directly employed in agriculture.
Higher agro productivity against National average is another aspect of this project because of proper irrigation, efficient use of resources and scientific methods of farming. Agriculture Productivity will be 6 times the national productivity. All the food will be processed within the society therefore leaving no chance for adulteration. “GROW YOUR OWN FOOD” is a growing trend among people who realize the threats of pesticides and GM food.
From the Sun we will get solar power and electricity. Each house will have sufficient solar panels to produce the required electricity. This is 100% green electricity with zero pollution and zero recurring cost. Most of the electricity used in this project will be produced through solar panels.
Rain water harvesting is a must for our own self as well as for the survival of life on earth. Rain water is the purest form of water and best for human consumption. This is the only solution to water crisis we discussed earlier. Per capita water consumption is 60000 litres per year or 164 litres per day. Total Rain water harvesting in one such project will be 14 crore litres every year. (Average rainfall is 100 cm). This is 3.6 times the total per capita requirement of Kamdhenu Nagar every year. Moreover, 100% of the waste water will be recycled in farming, therefore reducing the per capita requirement by 50%, which means we will save 12 crore litres of water every year for the future generation. This is also anti flooding.
Waste management – sounds weird. But it is the need of the hour. Dumping of urban waste has become a matter of great concern for the municipalities. Most of them are unable to handle the waste. In most of the metro cities you can find heaps of waste here and there on the road sides. This is also a threat to the environment. It has been found that these heaps of urban wastes are responsible for global warming. Organic and inorganic wastes are all dumped together resulting in the formation of several toxic gases. Methane is one such gas released from these wastes. It is found that methane in the air contributes 60 times more towards global warming than carbon-dioxide.
in this project there will be several types of waste like household waste, kitchen waste, toilet waste, bathroom waste, farm waste etc. Methods will be adopted to recycle and reuse these wastes which will in turn benefit the members. I will not go into the details now otherwise it will take a lot of time. You will be surprised to know that what we call as waste actually serves as livelihood for 30000 families in a city like Kolkata. They are the rag pickers.
Then we will have the Mandir, Pyramid rooms and Yagyashala. Special mention of pyramid and yagyashala is with a purpose. There are great benefits of a pyramid; therefore some pyramid rooms will be made for meditation. Yagyashala is also very vital. The yagyas will be performed everyday in order to be benefited in many ways like yagya purifies air, removes nutralises pollution, creates positive energy, nourishes humans, and as well as the plants and improves the fertility of the farm soil. There are several examples of health benefit from agnihotras. Also helps in giving high yield in farming.
We have not missed the modern facilities. They include swimming pool, gym, play ground, club house, cafeteria, community hall, jogging track and all that is commonly available in a residential complex.
Considering the fact that the situation of such project will be a little out-side the city, there will need for a departmental store is kept in mind.