• Nov15

    Winter Vegetables to Grow in India

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    Winter is just around the corner. And for those with a green thumb, Winter spells fresh and colourful bloom in the garden. Indian Winter is the perfect time to grow a variety of fruits, flowers, and vegetables in your garden. This growing season is also known as the Rabi season. In fact, some crops in India are only grown as Rabi crops. Winter Vegetables to Grow in India are many. While the temperature-controlled man-made Greenhouses have made it easier for us to get all kinds of vegetables throughout the year, there’s something about fresh seasonal produce. And when it comes to growing your own vegetables, there’s no denying the fact that garden to table vegetables are not just fresh, but also valuable and healthy. Also, the vegetables you grow are chemical-free and organic. If you don’t have a proper garden space, you can also use pots to grow your vegetables. Create your own terrace farm. Also, growing vegetables in a pot is a convenient option for many. It makes it easier to care for your plants. The soil in your garden space might not be healthy enough to grow vegetables. Whether growing in a garden or pots choose your pick wisely. For winter gardening, most of us start planting in Autumn so that it gets ready to harvest by winter. However, if you have not grown the seedlings yet, there are plants that you can grow in winter and harvest in a few months. To make things easier for you we have prepared a list of winter vegetables that you can grow in your home garden.

    Winter vegetables to grow in India

    • Capsicum- Popularly known as Shimla Mirch, capsicum is one of the most popular vegetables in India. It is very versatile and is used in Chinese, Indian, Italian, and all other dishes. They turn every meal into flavourful, spicy, and healthy. Caring for your capsicum plants is easy. You can grow them from the seeds of the capsicum you already bought from the market. They will thrive well in containers or pots, water them when the topsoil feels dry, and fertilise once a month.
    • Tomato- Tomatoes are the easiest plant to grow in winter. Beautiful as well as delicious, tomatoes are both the ideal potted plant and one of the most loved vegetables. Tomatoes are something we can’t do without in our Indian dishes. However, these plants require a little extra care in the initial period. Otherwise, they will not produce tomatoes. Cherry tomato is something you ought to have in your garden. You can use the raw tomatoes to make salads or pickles and use the ripe ones in curries. Tomatoes need lots of sunlight to grow. They also require regular watering. Once they start bearing tomatoes, they won’t require much attention.
    • Carrots- We are listing winter vegetables, and carrots have to make it to the list. It’s the most popular and delicious vegetable. Carrots are loaded with Vitamin A making it one of the most nutritious vegetables. What makes carrot the most popular choice is it requires very little space to grow. The soil should be deep enough for proper growth of the carrots. You can easily grow 8-10 carrots in one container.
    • Cauliflower, Broccoli, and Cabbage- These are shallow-rooted vegetables making them perfect to grow in containers and pots. They grow only in winter. These plants require full sunlight to grow. Nothing can be compared to the joy you feel after you see little heads sprouting on top of these plants. These are the healthiest vegetables for your food plate.
    • Beans- There are several varieties of beans you can grow in the garden as well as in pots. They are an excellent choice to grow in the winter season. You can extract the seeds from the beans and plant them in your garden. Beans require support to grow, so you have to build a wooden mesh to help climb your plants. Beans require fertilizers rich in nitrogen.
    Taking care of your plants might take a toll on you. You have to give them the nutrition they require to produce the fresh veggies, make sure they are not infected. One of the most common problems while growing vegetables is they attract insects. Stunted growth, crinkled yellow leaves, leaf spots are common signs indicating infected plants. Veer manufactured by Nivshakti Bioenergy is a herbal extract for controlling all kinds of viral and bacterial diseases. It is a perfect solution to cure your vegetable plants. Nivshakti Bioenergy Pvt Ltd is one of the best organic fertilizer and fungicide manufacturers in India. We are the prime input manufactures and suppliers of Bio-Pesticides, Bio-Insecticides, Bio-Fertilizers, and Bio-Fungicides. All our products are organically certified from NFI certification, UK. Our formulations are consistently tested by organizations of international repute like SGS India Pvt Ltd, and NABL accredited labs. Since 2003 we have been trying to provide all agricultural and gardening solutions. For more gardening products, reach out to us, or visit our website shaktibiotech

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  • Nov19

    Nivshakti Bioenergy: Delivering Innovative Agri-Solutions for a Greener ‘Poison Free’ World

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    Industry experts and economists claim that agriculture’s share in Indian economy has progressively declined. However, it still directly or indirectly occupies nearly 50% of the country’s workforce and contributes towards nearly 17% of Gross Domestic Product.

    Looking at the present global scenario and how population is growing, and rising income in various cities of the country will consequently result in a higher demand for food.

    However, a point to be noted here is that the radical technological changes, innovations, discoveries, and societal upheavals of the present century has left marks on food as well. Therefore, it has fallen upon the agriculture sector to develop new ways to meet the increasing demand and produce more products in terms of both, better quality, and quantity.

    So, what does this situation call for? It demands precise agri-solution providers for site-specific crop management. These solutions should integrate real-time data from sensors, farm equipment, weather stations, farm performance record and give accurate analysis and plausible solution to the problem.

    This way the agri-solution providers can help farmers in making strategic decisions including starting from investment in farmland, crop rotation, soil repair, using fertilizers to even water management.

    Recognizing this opportunity at the earliest and entering the agriculture market with a new approach, Nivshakti Bioenergy started its journey intending to improve crop yield and farm productivity.

    The experts at Nivshakti Bioenergy mitigate risks and implement targeted crop management programs. “Our focus is to provide comprehensive solution to farmers”, quotes Sandeep Jalan, Managing Director of the company.

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  • Nov20

    What is a fertilizer?

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    Whether you are a farmer who grows crops to feed others or a backyard scientist who likes to grow their own crops from organic materials, or maybe you are a person who has a hobby to grow plants in their apartment balcony just for the aesthetic. One thing that is definitely common among all of them is that they like to see their plants healthy and as green as blissful Eden does. However, like all living things, even plants need some very essential nutrients, to survive and retain their health and beauty. Soil is the primary source of all such nutrients that can help the plants grow. Nevertheless, many times it happens that the soil either contains these essentials in scarce quantities or is completely devoid of all. In such a situation, fertilizers are, used as a secondary or artificial source to provide the plants all that they need. Today in this article, we are going to dive in-depth and understand what fertilizer is. Understand the different types of fertilizers, moreover what organic options are available over their chemical counterparts and how do fertilizers exactly enrich the soil and help the plants grow. Now let us discuss What is a fertilizer?

    What is fertilizer? In addition, how does it work?

    So, what is a fertilizer? Well if we go by the textbook definition then fertilizer is a chemical substance which when added to the soil supplies it with essential nutrients, which in turn help the plants to grow, remain healthy and increase their productivity. However, how does that exactly work? To answer this question we will have to understand some basic chemistry and biology of plants. Let us start with the plant's interaction with the air first. Elements such as hydrogen, carbon, oxygen are present in abundance in the air. The plants extract the carbon from the carbon dioxide in the air and with the help of the hydrogen; they produce the starch and sugars through the process of photosynthesis while releasing oxygen. The animals then consume these sugars and starch, which in turn helps them to convert the oxygen that they breathe back into carbon dioxide to release in the air. Nevertheless, these are not the only nutrients that the plants need to survive and grow. Apart from this, the macronutrient potash which is composed of potassium, nitrogen and phosphorous is extremely important too. Along with these secondary nutrients such as sulphur, cobalt, magnesium and micronutrients such as boron, cobalt, copper, zinc, etc. are also important. From all of the above essential nutrients, potash is certainly the most important. Nitrogen is important, as it is the primary component of amino acids. What is the role of amino acids you ask? Well, amino acids are the basic building blocks of proteins. For any living organism, proteins are one of the most important components for survival and proteins are nothing but sequences of amino acids. Therefore, if there is no nitrogen then no proteins and hence, the plant growth will be stunted. Phosphorous, on the other hand, is present in the form of phospholipids, which are the membrane molecules on any plant cell, and potassium in the form of ions constitutes about 1-2 per cent of the entire weight of the plant. All of these nutrients together are important in producing the primary source of energy known as ATP, which is essential for the survival as well as the growth of not just plants, but any other organism too. The catch here however is that these nutrients are very difficult to acquire for the plants. For example, nitrogen can only be, found in any decaying matter present in the soil. Hence, the growth of plants in an environment where the soil is not rich in such contents is very difficult. This is where the fertilizer steps in. If you do a bit of research then you may find that most of the fertilizers being, sold on the market contain nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium as their primary contents. The entire purpose of fertilizer is to provide these essential nutrients to the plants in abundance in an artificial manner to accelerate their growth and yield. Now, that you have a brief enough understanding about what is a fertilizer and how does it work? In the next section, we will briefly discuss the different types of fertilizers and more importantly, we will be focusing on organic fertilizers than inorganic fertilizers.

    Types of fertilizers

    Depending on the amount of nutrients present, safety, acceleration in the growth rate of plants, and the method of production. The different types of fertilizers can be, categorized into two types: Inorganic and Organic fertilizers. Inorganic fertilizers are, mainly chemically produced. They can be, further divided into nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium and mixed fertilizers. Most of the nitrogen fertilizers are, synthesized from synthetic ammonia (NH3) used in gas or liquid solution. Phosphorous and potassium fertilizers are also synthesized chemically using phosphoric acid and potassium chloride respectively along with other chemical treatments. Organic fertilizers on the other hand are, completely naturally made. In fact, as they are, obtained from completely organic matter such as animal and plant waste, they actually enrich the soil with carbonic compounds. They also increase the organic content of the soil by actually promoting the reproduction of the much-needed microorganisms by creating an environment, which is suitable for their survival. Some of the main sources of organic fertilizers can be an agricultural waste, animal waste, industrial squander, garbage, sewage etc. There are many different types of organic fertilizers available on the market. Some of the most, common and useful ones are as follows:
    • Manure: Manure is the most commonly available type of organic fertilizer. It is simply the “complete” fertilizer. It has all the organic matter that might be, needed by the plants. Although, it does fall short of nutrients.
    • Blood meal: It is powdered, dried blood, which is, collected from slaughterhouses. It is a very rich source of nitrogen. The important thing to consider before using it is that using it in excess can cause the roots of the plants to burn. Hence, it is, advised to use it before plantation so that the leaf growth can be stimulated.
    • Fish emulsion: Fish emulsion is, made by partially decomposing finely crushed fish. The upside to using this fertilizer is that like blood meal it is also rich in nitrogen content along with potassium, phosphorous and other micronutrients discussed earlier. It is also one of the fast-acting organic fertilizers. The downside is that this fertilizer can have an unbearable smell although some scented versions of the same are also available.
    • Cottonseed meal: It is, obtained as a by-product during cotton manufacturing. Unlike the other fertilizers, it is a slow-acting and acidic fertilizer. Even though the nutrient contents in the fertilizer may vary, generally it has about 7% Nitrogen, 3% Phosphorous and 2% Potassium content. The benefit of using this fertilizer is that it helps in retaining the moisture in sandy soil and aerating the tight dense soil.
    • Compost tea: As the name suggests it is just compost mixed with water and brewed over a long time. This fertilizer is a very useful way to fertilize and improve the health of the plants in general. The best part of this fertilizer is that anyone who does not wish to spend a lot of money on fertilizers can make it very simply. There are two different recipes of this fertilizer the traditional one called as Passive compost tea which can be simply made by soaking compost bags in water in 5:1 (compost to water) ratio for a couple of weeks. After the brewing period is completed, the liquid can then be, directly used in controlled quantities. Aerated compost tea recipe is a comparatively costly option and requires commercial brewers, pumps, and ingredients such as kelp, humic acid, etc.
    • Corn gluten meal: Similar to cottonseed meal, this potent fertilizer is also a by-product in this case it is, a residue left during the process of wet milling. It is a very good nitrogen source, apart from that it also provides proteins up to 20-60%. Although some might confuse it with the cornmeal which is used for making cornbread it should be noted that cornmeal is ground dried corn which contains the endosperm but lowers in protein. However, corn gluten means is for the most part the only endosperm, which is, used by corn plants to germinate.These were just some examples of organic fertilizers. There are still tons of organic fertilizers available on the market. In the next section, we will be discussing why to use organic fertilizers over inorganic fertilizers.

      Organic vs Inorganic

      Organic and inorganic fertilizers, although the purpose of both types is to supply the essential nutrients needed for the plant's growth, there are still some very noticeable differences between them. These differences in turn affect the various factors that are directly or indirectly affect the plants and the surroundings in which they grow. Organic fertilizers are, strictly made using the materials found in nature either in the form of animal or plant waste. They do not contain any kind of synthetic materials. Due to this reason, when used, the organic components of the fertilizers actually help in maintaining the pH level of the soil, keeping it under 6-7, which is neutral most of the time. These conditions are in fact ideal for the plants as well as the different microorganisms in the soil. Although due to being, made using completely organic materials, these type of fertilizers is slow in working and may not provide all the macronutrients at the same time in large quantities. Inorganic fertilizers are, synthetically made. Most of the inorganic fertilizers are, made from petroleum. The nutrients or minerals found in these type of fertilizers are, mined directly from the earth; this is the reason why most inorganic fertilizers can provide all the macronutrients at once, sometimes in large quantities too. Although these fertilizers may not be so good for the soil decreasing their pH level almost making it very acidic and making it difficult for the microorganisms to survive. Unlike their organic counterparts, they work fast and even with more effect.It can be, clearly seen that while inorganic fertilizers can provide more nutrients, work faster, and improve the growth of the plants drastically. The risk that they pose to the environment cannot be, ignored. They can also be very harmful to the user if not used properly posing various health hazards even leading to death. Organic fertilizers on the other hand cannot provide extreme growth but the environmental and human risk is almost none. The toxicity levels in them are close to none. In fact, as the organic fertilizers release and break down their nutrients very slowly, they actually make the soil suitable for the microorganisms to thrive which then help to retain the fertility in the soil too.


      To conclude, we can say that in order to keep the crops in the farm or the plants in the garden healthy enough and keep their growth steady, while also increasing their yield, fertilizers turn out to be a very efficient and effective solution. We have also discussed the working of fertilizer and the important chemistry behind their interaction with the soil and plants. In addition, we have discussed the different type of fertilizers, their merits and demerits we can safely assume that while inorganic fertilizers do have the same purpose as that of organic fertilizers they surely pose many hazards that if left unchecked and treated incautiously can yield catastrophic results. If you ever need any, further assistance with your garden or farm. Feel free to contact us. NivShakti Bioenergy is an organic fertilizer company established solely for helping farmers and in general everyone who is interested in practising horticulture. NivShakti BioenergyPvt. Ltd. was, established in 2003 when Mr Sandeep Jalan first started out his passion for making the world Poison free. This drove him to do intense research and gave him the impetus to turn hard work and inspiration into a blooming Bioenergy Company. NivShakti BioenergyPvt. Ltd. has come a long way into this field. Our agrochemicals products are present across the country; the majority being in UP and northeast India and our team is always, geared up to provide E3 Solutions. With these final notes, we wish you a lush green garden or a farm alike and as always happy cultivating.

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  • Nov30

    What Are The Major Cash Crops Of India?

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    Cash crops are agricultural crops grown for profit. They are the major income earning sectors for the rural economy. It is responsible for about 41.49 per cent of employment in India. Cash crops serve a very big role in the export industry of the country, especially for developing and underdeveloped countries. In India, the major cash crops are Sugarcane, Cotton, Coffee, Jute, Tobacco, Oilseeds, etc.  There about 22 cash crops in India. Let us discuss some of the cash crops in detail:

    1. Sugarcane

    Sugarcane, a stalky plant with fibres at each internode. They belong to the grass family and are 2m to 6m tall. They are usually found in India, New Guinea, and Southeast Asia. Austronesian traders introduced it to India from 1200 to 1000 BC. Sugarcane was considered an expensive and opulent spice from India. India is the second-largest producer of sugarcane after Brazil; accounting for 20% of the Global Sugarcane Production. Sugar juice and bagasse are the major products derived from sugarcane. A lot of food production comes from Sugar juice: Raw sugarcane juice, Syrup, Molasses, Jaggery (predominantly in India), Rum, Rock candy, etc. Bagasse is the dry pulpy fibrous residue of sugarcane after it has been extracted from all its juice. Bagesse is used as biofuel for the production of energy and heat.

    2. Cotton

    Cotton is a white fluffy fibre in a ball shape. It is a shrub plant native to tropical and subtropical regions around the world, including India. Under the Mughal Empire, the production of cotton increased. India is the world's largest producer of Cotton whereas the USA is the largest exporter. Cotton is mainly used to make clothing and woven fabrics for fashion as well as household products. In fact, almost 7 out of 10 things in your household are made of cotton or at least, contain cotton. From bed linens, furniture, tablecloth, toys, dolls, stuffed animals, seats for car, and even book bindings. Besides clothing, Cottonseed Oil is a vegetable oil made from the seeds of cotton plants. It is used for cooking.

    3. Coffee

    Coffee or more specifically, coffee beans are mostly sold in their roasted form. The country of origin is Yemen. Sufi Baba Budan, who had stuffed seven coffee seeds into a strap over his chest, first traded coffee into India around the 16th century. India accounts for almost 4% of global coffee production. Coffee is mostly used to produce roasted coffee beans, which are ground and are made into different coffee drinks depending on the solvent. For example iced coffee, macchiato, espresso, etc. Coffee is famously known for its effect on alertness after drinking it. The leftover coffee grounds can be used as compost, insect repellers, etc.

    4. Jute

    Jute is a blast fiber. It is long, soft and a green plant. India is the largest producer of Jute in the world. Most of the production is concentrated in Bangladesh as well as Assam, Bihar, and West Bengal. Jute fiber is extracted from the retted stem of its plants. Jute is made into rope, twine, and bags; ranging from grocery bags to gunny sacks for storing grains. In Kerala, mats and rugs are produced using handlooms and power looms. Jute is also used in making paper, due to the environmental implications of wood pulp only. It has been used extensively in the textile industry and now has a promising future in the wood industry.

    5. Tobacco

    Tobacco is produced from the Tobacco plant, which is dried in the form of cured leaves. The plant is dried and fermented. It contains nicotine alkaloid; a highly addictive drug that leads to addiction. India is the second-largest producer of Tobacco, and around 80% of tobacco is grown in the states of Andhra Pradesh (44%), Gujarat (24%), and Karnataka (15%). Tobacco is consumed in the form of Beedi, snuff, chewing tobacco, cigars, cigarettes, and Hookah among others. Tobacco is a cause of major diseases including cancer. The most affected areas are usually the heart, lungs, and liver. According to WHO, more than 10 million die each year due to tobacco consumption in India. In 2003, the Ministry of Law and Justice passed a law that prevented the advertisement of cigarettes in the media.

    6. Oilseeds

    Oilseeds or vegetable oil is extracted from the seeds of plants. India’s vegetable oil economy is the fourth largest after the USA, China, and Brazil in the world. India primarily uses the Ghani method for pressing oilseeds, expellers, and solvent methods are also used. However, the solvent form of processing is the quickest and least expensive. Oilseeds are mostly used in cooking as they are mostly edible. Different oilseeds produce different flavours. Examples range from coconut oil to almond oil. Olive oil is particularly costly because it is cold extracted which means the temperature must remain below a certain degree throughout the entire process. Oilseeds are also used as hair oils to enhance the strength of hair fibres in the form of vitamins and nutrients. In addition, oilseeds also produce massage oil; used to relieve stress and anxiety in the body through massage. To support the cash crop industry, the fertilizer industry is constantly updating its products to enhance the production of crops. And even better than fertilizers is organic fertilizers which are helpful to both the farmers and the earth. Here at Nivshakti Bioenergy Pvt Ltd, we offer innovative and eco-friendly solutions to cater to the agriculture/plantation problems. We care about our consumer's health and put it first and foremost among other things. Therefore, we have introduced products such as eco-friendly disinfectants. As one of the best organic fertilizer manufacturers in India, we realize the responsibility we carry in serving one of the largest agriculture industry in the world. For more queries and information about us, contact us here. Visit Niv Shakti's website for more information.

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  • Dec08

    How is rice grown?

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    In India, rice is known as the most essential food crop. These rice crops of India cover approximately one-fourth of the total harvested area. Also, these staple crops provide food to nearly half of the Indian population. Rice is also a staple food to the southern and northern parts of the country. As per reports, there are about 10,000 types of rice in the world out of which approximately 4,500 are grown within India itself. Also, it is categorized as the primary food source all over Asia by providing basic food necessities to millions of people. The establishment of rice as a primary food crop around the world took a long time, but when it acquired the roots it remained and keep growing as a necessity. Therefore, becoming an important and vital source in the agricultural and economic activities for the people. The southern and eastern part of the country is dependent on rice. Whereas the northern part is primarily more dependent on wheat, but rice also holds the main part as it is also cooked almost daily. Being an important source for millions of people, it is beneficial and important to know its harvesting conditions and how is rice grown.


    There are many necessary conditions to be considered for Rice plantation. Therefore, the varying temperature and land scale conditions in India for this crop are from 8° to 25° N latitude, and the scale from sea level varies about 2,500-meter altitude. Rice is a tropical plant that requires high heat and humidity for its flourishment. Since it requires high heat the temperature should be at a monthly average of24°C. Ranging could be fairly 20°- 22°C at sowing time of the crops, 23°-25°C at the growth period, and 25°-30°C when it’s time for crop harvest. Rainfall also has a key role for successful growth, which requires average rainfall of about 150cm. In areas of the country that offer high rainfall of about 200cm, rice is known to be the main. Also being important to areas that have rainfall of 100-200cm. But in the areas like Punjab, Haryana, and U.P which show rainfall of less than 100cm, rice is grown with the help of irrigation. Also, approximately 40 per cent of the rice grown in India is under the irrigation method. The soil requirements for rice are generally for varieties like silts, loams, and gravels, these crops can even bare acidic soils as well as alkaline soils. Rice plantation is done mostly with high labour requirements, with less use of high machinery. Therefore, it is grown in areas with a high population with an abundance of labour.

    Seed Selection

    An important factor for rice cultivation is the quality of seeds used in order to get sufficient crop yield. Therefore, it is necessary to take quality time to select the right seeds and take proper care of them. Healthy seeds result in well-flourished crops. Hence, the main components seed should have are the right selection of seeds with the right variety, should be clean, the seeds must be mature and have high sprouting capacity. It is also necessary for the seeds to have a fungicide treatment that will protect the seeds from future damages by fungi and also these fungicides help to provide growing strength to the seedlings.

    Rice Cultivation Methods

    There are a variety of methods used for the cultivation of this crop, which is decided upon the climatic conditions, land area, quality of the soil and population size which can be considered for how is rice grown.

    Transplanting Method:

    This method is generally used for cultivation in areas with plenty of fertile soil, a high amount of rainfall, and an abundance of labor. For this method, in a nursery seeds are sown to prepare seedlings. After the timespan of 4-5 weeks, the seedlings are moved and planted in the field prepared for this cultivation purpose. This process requires inputs and is done all by hand. But it creates a high yield level.


    Seeds are sown broadcast by hand. This method is mainly practised in the areas which are moderately dry, and the soil has less fertile land and there is not much labour for the work required in the field. This is known as the easiest method for rice cultivation by putting minimum effort.

    Japanese method:

    This method is highly adopted in the foremost rice cultivating regions of India. The seeds used in this method are of premium quality high yield seeds. For this method seeds are placed in a nursery bed, then transferred to rows by making the fertilizing process and weeding process easier. The use of fertilizers in this process with high to create high yielding crops.


    This rice cultivation method is generally entitled to the peninsular regions of the country. The cultivation process is confined to two people who sow the seeds and do the necessary ploughing of land. These are the requirements and processes for how is rice grown in India and makes rice one of the essential staple food in the country.

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  • Jan22

    How to Grow Your Own Kitchen Herbs

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    It has often happened with us that we wanted to cook a dish, but the very next moment we realize that we don’t have all the necessary ingredients. Most of the time the vegetables can be replaced with another vegetable, or the spices can be altered, but the herbs you add to garnish or cook cannot be replaced. Kitchen herbs can always add an extra zing to the dishes cooked. Imagine stepping out into your own garden and collecting herbs you’ve grown before you start cooking. These herbs not only taste great, but they are 100% organic. In this blog, we will give you tips about How to Grow Your Own Kitchen Herbs. Growing your own herbs is a great way to get your hands dirty, save some money, and enjoy delicious fresh herbs. It’s not a very tedious process. Therefore anyone can try their hand at growing some simple kitchen herbs. You can grow them in small containers or pots on your kitchen window, so you can obtain fresh herbs for your kitchen at any time.

    Which Herbs can I grow?

      Parsley, Spinach, Mint, Basil, Coriander are some of the most popular choices when it comes to growing herbs indoor. Besides being the easiest grow, these herbs are the most needed for everyday cooking. Parsley is used mostly for garnishing, but if you are growing your own parsley, you can use it in a lot more than cooking. Spinach is used in soups, cooking, smoothies and it makes your dishes healthier. Both these herbs are grown from seeds. Once you plant the seeds you will see them germinating in a week and in another 2 weeks your herbs will be grown enough for you to use them in cooking. Mint, Basil, Coriander can be easily grown from cuttings. Place them in a glass of water and their roots will appear in 2 weeks. There are several types of Basil. Apart from their use in cooking, Basil has several medicinal properties. Summers call for mint because of their refreshing properties. It’s used in mojitos, smoothies. In Indian households, mint is popularly used in chutneys. Coriander is another important herb for Indian households. Almost every Indian curry requires a garnishing of Coriander in the end. Besides all these popular herbs, you can also grow Curry leaves. They are rich in antioxidants and we love garnishing our dals and curries with Curry leaves. This is one of the easiest kitchen herbs to grow and care for.

    How to Care for your Kitchen Herbs?

    Growing your kitchen herbs is really easy. Here are some important tips for you- • Sunlight is the key element for these herbs, so find a sunny spot for your herbs. They require at least 4-5 hours of direct sunlight. • Make sure your herbs get regular water. Water them every alternate day. In this way, you won’t kill your herbs by overwatering. • Use well-drained soil. Keep the soil slightly moist, but not soggy. • Use indoor soil potting mix. Herbs like Mint, Spinach, Coriander thrives well in regular potting soil, while Parsley, Rosemary requires a mix of sandy along with regular potting soil. • Use separate containers for the healthy growth of herbs. Growing different herbs together make it difficult for you to care for them. • Use liquid fertiliser once a month. For a nutrient boost, fertilising them would prove to be beneficial. You can also use compost to improve the soil. • If you’re new to growing herbs, start with one or two herbs in a small pot. Then expand your herbs family gradually. • Proper air circulation is also important for the healthy growth of herbs. Growing your own herbs is one of the easiest ways to add flavour to a dish or jazz up a smoothie. Apart from being healthy and sustainable, they brighten up your windowsills. You’ll have a fresh supply of herbs throughout the year. If you follow these tips then you’ll surely be on the right track. Don’t be disheartened if you go wrong the first time, trial and error method works the best for planting herbs. Start growing the herbs you need the most for your cooking, you’ll soon realize what works for your herbs and what don’t. Growing kitchen herbs have become easier now with Nivshakti Bioenergy Pvt Ltd. You can get all your gardening requirements here. From organic fertilisers to organic pesticides and fungicides, we address all your gardening concerns. Nivshakti Bioenergy Pvt Ltd is the best organic fertilizer and fungicide manufacturer in India. We manufacture Bio-Organic Pesticides, Bio-Organic Insecticides, Bio-Organic Fertilizers, and Bio-Organic Fungicides. We believe in creating positive changes and doing the right thing. When you buy our products, you support us in our belief. Nivshakti Bioenergy Pvt Ltd was started in 2003 and in a span of almost two decades, we have reached great heights. For more information on our products,

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  • Jan27

    Composting at Home: Your Guide to Better Fertilizer

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    Each person generates almost 0.74 kg of waste each day, worldwide. World Bank published a report stating global waste generation would increase by 70% if the current condition persists. Let us discuss Composting at Home: Your Guide to Better Fertilizer Imagine if there was no waste in this world; no plastic, no food or candy wrappers, no food waste, dumped in the ocean or on the roadside. But how does the waste end up there? It's not like the earth dug itself and dumped the waste. It is us, humans who create these wastes. 40% of the waste generated is not even managed properly, they are either burned or dumped in the open. The statistics not only look depressing but it's horrifying to think that our next generation would inhabit such a world. Luckily, many people have put on their thinking cap and became conscious of waste management. These people are adopting a zero-waste lifestyle.

    How to manage waste at home?

    If you're just a little conscious about the waste you're creating in your daily life, you will really do a lot. Waste management is not rocket science that you need to have a degree to learn it.
    • Firstly, replace the plastic in your life with something more sustainable. Start carrying a jute or cloth bag when you go out for grocery shopping.
    • Secondly, start waste management. Composting is a sustainable waste management practice that you can easily follow. You can compost all your kitchen waste to create fertilizer for your plants.

    What is composting?

    Compost is organic matter that can be added to your soil to make it rich in nutrients. It fuels plant growth and improves the quality of the soil. When you compost waste, bacteria in the soil break down the kitchen waste, and garden waste resulting in nutrient-rich compost. Many people think composting at home is a nasty idea. It would be a messy process, smell gross, and attract insects. Well, if you do it the right way it is the most simple and the best thing you can do for the planet.

    How to compost the right way?

    We have explained the process in a very uncomplicated way. It's important that you follow each of these steps carefully before you start composting.
    • Choose a site for compost- You can either buy a compost bin or choose a corner of your backyard. Choose a place with a good supply of air, water, and sunlight. If you don't have a backyard space, you can buy a compost bin. There are different plastic, terracotta compost bins available.
    • Add materials - Shred any large items before adding them to the bin. Start with piling the fruit, vegetable peels, eggshells, bits of paper. Then add the layer of dry grass or leaves you have collected. Layer the dry and wet items separately. Cover the materials with a top layer of soil. You can also add vermicompost to the mix. Moisten the compost - Your compost should be moist, not wet. Keep the top layer moisten always. If you are using your backyard, stir the pile frequently.
    Your compost should be ready in about 4-5 weeks. Once finished, the compost will look like dark soil. You won't find any of the materials that you had put in there in the first place. Add this compost to your garden soil. You can prepare another batch of compost while the first one is cooking. What can you compost? You cannot compost all the waste that you generate. Following are the items you can compost-
    • Fruit and vegetable peels
    • Leftover food
    • Eggshells
    • Dry leaves, grass, and twigs
    • Tea leaves
    • Coffee grounds
    • Paper
    • Small pieces of wood

    What not to compost?

    Some products are not biodegradable and cannot be composted. Here are a few items that you should never add to your compost bin-
    • Plastic
    • Meat, Fish, or anything with grease
    • Dairy products like cheese, yoghurt
    • Diseased plant
    • Dog or cat faeces
    Composting at home should be adopted by everyone despite where you are living. For the people dwelling in apartments, you can always buy a compost bin and keep it in the corner of your balcony. It is a practice that is the first step towards waste management. It reduces your kitchen waste drastically. This article will help not just gardeners, but anyone looking to start composting, but are too confused about the process. A properly managed compost pile doesn't give off any unpleasant odour. If you're not getting good compost the first time you try your hand, tweak things a bit. Try keeping the bin in a shady area or a partially sunny area. If you follow the tips mentioned here carefully, you will get a fertilizer that is pure and good for your plants. You should always give your plants organic materials. Nivshakti Bioenergy Pvt Ltd is one of the largest Biotech Companies in North-East India. We provide organic and environment friendly solutions to agriculture. We are a recognised name across the globe. We are the prime input manufactures of Bio-Insecticides, Bio-Fungicides, Bio-Fertilizers, and Bio-Pesticides. Reach out to us if you are looking for an organic solution for your farm or garden. Visit our website to know more about our products.

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  • Nov16

    More reasons to eat fruit

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    You can eat them when you are fasting, or just as an evening snack, perhaps if you are a health freak you would like to even eat them at your breakfast, or you can just have them for a change instead of your usual lunch or dinner, can you guess what they are? Ding! Ding! Ding! If your answer was fruits, then you have just hit the jackpot. These vivid coloured, aromatic, and extremely tasteful treats are just your go-to snack full of nutrients and vitamins that improve your health while filling your mouth with sweet sensations. There are just so many reasons why you need to add fruits to your daily diet, and probably you may have received many reasons by your loved ones too. Nevertheless, if you are still unconvinced, here are a few more reasons to eat fruit, and rejuvenate your health and taste buds.

    Don’t avoid, just enjoy

    • They are just full of joy: Right off the bat, fruits are just fun to eat. There are just so many possibilities with them. They can be, cut, into fun little pieces like an apple, peeled like a banana, or just squirted like a grape. You can even present them in so many ways, or just put them in a basket and add glamour to your dining table. Moreover, if you hate chewing, just put them in a juicer and let the magic unfold. Just endless fun, and endless possibilities.
    • Healthy and quick: You are about to get late for your office, or school because you woke up late and now you do not have time for breakfast. Just grab an apple or a banana and eat it on the way. Fruits are just quick and easy to eat without much fuss, and they provide you with enough energy to carry on until you have something more to eat.
    • Like a kaleidoscope: Just as a kaleidoscope shows you a variety of different colours every time when you look through it, fruits are also available in just so many different varieties. You can just never get bored with fruits, although if you do get bored eating the same fruits every day, just take a bag and visit the market, you can always find something new to try.
    • They are just convenient: Freeze them, Can them, Dry them, Juice them or just eat them fresh. Whatever your choice may be, fruits offer just the same content in every single manner. All you need to have is craving and fruits can fulfil it in the best way possible. You just cannot have enough with them.
    • Diseases just hate them: They have been, proven scientifically to repel diseases and keep you disease-free. An apple a day, keeps a doctor away is just as true, apple is, known as a super-fruit, high in fibre content, this is a dietician’s favourite recommendation for weight loss. It also helps in maintaining blood sugar levels and avoid diseases such as diabetes. Papaya improves digestion, by helping to break the protein content of various foods. Mangoes are known to help reduce high cholesterol levels and keeping the skin healthy (and did we mention the oh! So many beautiful and tasty varieties of this god-like fruit).
    • They keep your brain sharp: Almost all the fruits contain nutritional contents that are responsible for keeping you healthy and increasing your memorising power. All kinds of berries are known to contain chemicals known as anthocyanins that have been, linked to keeping your brain sharp.
    These are just some of the many reasons why you should eat fruits. Fruits are just the best options to go for when you want to keep your health in check and enjoy what you eat. Although some of you might not be so accustomed to eating fruits always, it is important to remember that good things usually take time to happen, but you should always keep trying out new things. From being a fun snack to eat to potentially avoiding diseases such as diabetes and cancer, fruits have just no reason to fall in love with.


    With all those above reasons, we are sure that you would have got more reasons why you should eat more fruit. However, in present times, it is very difficult to find fruits that are safe for consumption. With all the adultery and unsafe use of chemicals, you might think to yourself sometimes about growing your own fruits in your own little garden or balconies and do that completely organically. After all organic is the new safe right? Nevertheless, you would have also found yourself in confusion as to where to start. This is exactly where we can assist you. Nivshakti Bio Energy Pvt. Ltd. is an organic fertilizer company where we provide you with the best quality organic products to grow your fruits and vegetables. Nivshakti is one of the Largest Bioenergy Companies in India; we are the prime input suppliers ofBio Organic Insecticides, Bio Organic Fertilizers, Bio Organic Fungicides, and Disinfectant. We also deal in Bio-Organic PGR(Plant Growth Regulators) and Agriculture Enzymes. We promise you quality, commitment, and magnetizing abundance for all our customers and organizations. Now that you have known about the various reasons about why you should eat more fruits, and known about how you can grow your own fruits in your backyard with our help, we hope you lead a healthy and happy life because for us our customers are our gods and to ensure customer satisfaction is our religion. If you still wish to know more about us, Contact us now and let us help you find a solution to any of your queries.

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  • Nov11

    Signs and Symptoms of Plant Disease

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    Every living organism on this planet is prone to diseases and plants are not an exception to this. Taking good care of your plants starts from recognising any potential or present diseases that may affect your plants’ life. In this blog, we are going to briefly talk about some signs and symptoms of plant disease. Plant disease is basically any phenomena that hamper its growth and lifecycle, it is majorly characterized in two types: Infectious and Non-Infectious. Non-Infectious or abiotic plant diseases do not spread and are caused by non-living external agents. Factors such as pollution, frost or sun scorch, soil contamination, nutritional deficiencies damage the plants and stop their development. Infectious diseases in plants occur when other living organisms or “plant pathogens” start living on them and live on the nutrients inside the plant body.  These diseases can spread from plant to plant. They main organisms causing infectious diseases are bacteria, fungi and viruses. If you know what is causing the spread of the disease, you might be able to control it. Being aware of the signs and symptoms would help you find out the disease the moment it kicks in. But first, we need to know the difference between signs and symptoms and no, they are not the same things. The sign of plant disease is the visible evidence of the presence of a living organism on a plant. For example, the white powdering coating that occurs on leaves is the sign of the presence of fungi. And a symptom is the actual effect of the presence of a pathogen which is visible in the plant’s body. For example, damaged leaves with yellow strains are commonly found symptoms caused by a bacterial infection.

    Fungal Diseases

    The fungus is the main culprit in causing a wide range of plant diseases, much more than any other organism. They reproduce through spores and spread via wind, animals and seedlings. They cannot make their own food and hence rely on a plant’s body for sustenance. They get inside a plant through open pores such as stomata and kill plant cells. The main source of fungi is contaminated soil, infected seed, plant debris.

    Signs of a Fungal Infection are:

    • Stem rust
    • Leaf rust
    • Powdery mildew
    • late blight of potato
    • chestnut blight
    • black stem rust of wheat
    • coffee rust
    • blister rust

    Symptoms of a Fungal Infection are:

    • Yellowing of leaves
    • Brown patches on the bark
    • Wilting of leaves
    • Orange-red powdery spots on leaves
    • Black patches on stem gradually destroying it
    • Wilting of vegetables, flowers and even trees
    • Stunted growth
    • The water-soaked appearance of tissues and developments of black spores
    • Birds-eye spot on berries
    • Damping-off of seedlings

    Bacterial Diseases

    Existence of bacteria on our planet is important for the decomposition of dead waste and natural recycling process. However, there are thousands of species of bacteria which cause the death of living beings including plants. Bacterial infections enter inside the open tissues in plants and reproduce in moist weather and it spreads through wind and dust.

    Signs of bacterial infections in Plants are:

    • Bacterial discharge
    • Water-soaked lesions

    Symptoms of bacterial infections in Plants are:

    • Decaying of roots and turning brown
    • Stunting and Yellowing of parts
    • Yellowish green spots on leaves
    • Decay of tissues
    • Dwarfing of stems
    • Wilting of parts
    • Fruit spot
    • Canker
    • Crown gall

    Viral Diseases

    The virus lives inside the cell of a living organism and multiplies inside it. It spreads through other insects or other foreign host body and transmits it inside the plant body. There are no signs of a Viral Infection as it lives inside the cell and it cannot be seen.

    Symptoms of Viral Diseases are:

    • It changes the colour of the plant from green to yellow
    • Change in the formation and shape of the leaves and flowers
    • leaf spots, ring spots, streaks, wilting
    • dwarfing of leaves, stems, or entire plants
    • stunting the overall development of plant
    A plant’s growth can be affected by a number of factors and if any kind of change appears in the growth and appearance of plants, it needs to be paid attention to. There are other pathogens as well that can harm your plants and crop, like Nematodes and Phytoplasmas. There is a lot of overlap in the signs and symptoms of infections in plants; therefore, a proper diagnosis of the problem is important to provide the right solution. These are only a few examples and not the complete details of different plant diseases. Just like humans and animals, plants also suffer from thousands of diseases which need proper diagnose and solution.

    About Nivshakti Bioenergy Pvt Ltd

     Niv Shakti Bioenergy is the largest manufacturers and suppliers of Bio-Pesticides, Bio-Insecticides, Bio-Fertilizers and Bio-Fungicides. We provide a vast range of products based on all kinds of Beneficiary Microbial Cultures which are manufactured using the World’s Latest Solid-State Fermentation Technology and Botanical Formulations manufactured from the Secondary Metabolites of Plant Extracts. Our vast range of agricultural products makes us one of the best organic fertilizer companies in India. We have been manufacturing eco-friendly solutions to resolve agricultural problems. We work for the plants with the plants.

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  • Nov16

    Are Organic Foods Better?

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    In recent times, going “organic” has picked up a huge trend. Organic foods have increasingly gained popularity among people, promising only benefits to those who consume them with almost no harm. Organic foods are those consumable products that are, made completely organically without using any kind of synthetic method. However, are organic foods really safer than non-organically made food products? Are they really worth the high expense as compared to others? Do the shiny labels on them really mean what they say? All of these questions might sound troubling at first. Nevertheless, today we are going to tackle these very questions and answer the question “Are organic foods better?

    What are Even Organic Foods?

    Any food item that has been, grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides, etc. and any animal product that is free from the intervention of growth hormones, antibiotics, etc. can be termed as organic. In short, any agricultural product free from all kinds of synthetic methods to boost its growth or improve its yield is, considered as “Organic food”. Organic foods are, grown using natural fertilizers such as animal waste, and all the other aspects related to growing them such as weeding, sowing, reaping do not involve the use of any synthetic chemicals too. However, this does not mean that fertilizers, insecticides, fungicides, pesticides, etc. are not, used at all. It only means that they, are used in much lesser quantities as compared to non-organic farming and are naturally, derived instead of chemical-based derivatives. Any food item, which is, claimed to be organic, ensures that it is completely GMO-free. This means that organic foods are not genetically, modified to become resistant to synthetic herbicides. Such type of genetic modification in plants and animals has often been, linked to gastrointestinal problems caused in humans. Although there are many debates as to the increase in the risk of cancer due to GMOs, not enough evidence is available to support the claims. Organic foods being completely free of such artificial genetic modifications, pose almost risk towards human consumption. Any animal grown on an organic farm that is, used for producing organic animal products is not, given any kind of growth hormone, and are, fed completely organic feed. In addition, they are, allowed to roam out in the open on the farm ensuring proper mental and physical growth of the animal. Finally, no animal product processed organically contains any kind of preservative too.

    What are the Benefits?

    The popular saying “You are what you eat”, does really make sense when considering choosing between organic and inorganic foods. In fact, what we consume has a lot of effect on our physical health as well as on our mental health. As biological beings, we do require nutrients, proteins, fats, and carbohydrates in a balanced and healthy manner to ensure survival. Organic foods are the best option for this purpose as they provide all of the essentials needed, along with many other benefits as discussed below.
    • Higher nutritional content: Although, the nutritional value of organic foods is, disputed all the time, according to some research organically grown products have been, found to be richer in nutrients than inorganic foods. This is partly due to the reason that organic products have very low levels of pesticides involved in them among many other reasons. In addition, organic animal-based products also provide higher nutritional values because the animals reared for the purpose are treated using completely safe and organic methods instead of harmful chemical-based methods.
    • Environmental factor: Without a single doubt, it is clear that any inorganic farming technique is very harmful to the environment. Organic farming produce is completely safe for human consumption as well as the environment. As organic farming makes almost no use of any synthetic fertilizer or pesticides this ensures that the soil in which the plants grow also is, enriched with the use of harmless organic options. Besides, this also reduces the risk of any harmful chemicals from ending up in human consumption and it also requires about 50% less energy compared to inorganic farming methods according to a fifteen-year study.
    • The super-strain problem: Nature is continuously evolving and so do the various organisms that exist within it too. Inorganic farming makes use of many toxic chemicals to kill the different bugs that are harmful to the plants, or disease-causing bacteria that are harmful to plants as well as animals. However, as more and more toxic chemicals are, used for this purpose the bugs and bacteria also adapt to them and eventually render such chemicals useless. Organic farming, on the other hand, tries to maintain biodiversity by not killing each and everything that can cause harm to the plants or animals instantly but slowly and gradually causing no additional harm.
    • It just tastes better: Now, this might sound very weird, but it is in fact true. According to many research studies, the higher quantity of antioxidants in organic foods just might be the reason why they have better organoleptic properties. Alternatively, in simple words, the taste, aroma, and the general feel of the products are a lot better in organic foods as compared to the inorganic counterparts.


    As, it turns out, that organic foods, surely have many benefits over inorganic foods when human consumption is considered. However, the benefits do not stop there; organic farming also provides many environmental benefits. Even though, in comparison to the conventional products the organic products are considerably expensive, they do provide a quality that is somewhat absent in inorganic produces. Are Organic Foods Better? In that sense, organic foods are really better for human consumption as well as the environment.   At Nivshakti Bioenergy Pvt. Ltdwe provide completely organic fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides, and every other tool that you may need for organic farming. Even though, organic foods may provide many benefits, without organic farming they would not be possible. We believe in providing quality products and services that ensure complete customer satisfaction. Our target is to include as many plant-incorporated formulations and counteract all agricultural problems. To maximize customer satisfaction by providing cost-effective bioproducts and means of transparent business practices is our only vision.  

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