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Monday, June 1, 2009

Farming Food For Birds Only

In the past farmers across the world had to share their crops with jamin-dar's, then rajah's and after democracy its the Govt.

However in Gujarat, its been a tradition to share the crops with the one who gives us the crop - Almighty God.

Following the same tradition, people are feeding birds with generous quantities of bajra and jowar in Jamnagar district, farmers in villages of Jodia taluka are sowing bajra, jowar specially for birds.

Two lanes of jowar are being sowed and the crop is meant only to feed birds and is aptly called "Bhagwan no Bhag (God's share)" .

Many farmers in these areas have moved on to produce high yield crops or foreign fruits and vegetation, these farmers have now decided to sow few areas of their land only for birds.

VD Bala, a forester at Hingolgadh sanctuary and members of his Navrang Nature Club are travelling many villages since a year for the cause of
"Ram ki Chidia, Ram ka Khet" (Birds and fields both are due to grace of Lord Ram). Bala is expecting more then 10,000 farmers in Saurashtra will join this drive.

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