In a first of its kind, holy men and a scientist have joined hands to prepare a model of an eco-center for sustainable development through an integrated production system.
The initiative is based on a holistic approach and aims to completely utilize nature's products and by-products, using best environmental practices and sustainable farming.
The eco-center, known as the Amrit Sagar Eco-Center, is in the process of being developed across the River Ganges in Ramnagar city, with an objective to promote an integrated system of agricultural production.
"There is a holistic approach towards this initiative. We want to tell the young farmers and teach the young generation that in a disciplined manner, seven persons can make a living out of a one-cre land using nature's products and minus any artificial products," said Professor Saket Kushwaha, an expert on agricultural economics from the Institute of Agricultural Sciences of Banaras Hindu University (BHU), who also volunteered for the project.
The Aghor Foundation in Varanasi is responsible for developing the eco-center. The Foundation receives donations from both domestic and foreign patrons. By Girish Kumar Dubey (ANI)