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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.

    Read more: http://magazines.insightssuccess.in/The-Most-Promising-Biotech-Companies-in-India-September2020/

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  • Nov20

    What is a fertilizer?

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    Introduction

    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.

      Conclusion

      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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  • Nov16

    More reasons to eat fruit

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    Introduction

    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.

    Conclusion

    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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    Introduction

    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.
     

    Conclusion

    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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  • Nov11

    Profitable Fruits that You can grow in India

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    FRUIT FARMING

      Farmer. What comes to our minds when we think of this word? A picture of a dhoti clad, sweaty man knee-deep in a submerged paddy field, right? Although this image is not entirely untrue, there are several other kinds of farmers as well. The most prominent among them is the fruit farmer. What are some of the Profitable Fruits that you can grow in India?   Fruit farming is a significant sector in the Horticulture department because it is financially profitable. Unlike vegetables, fruits are much more costly because of their high demand. Nowadays, a lot of people from other professional sectors who are interested in farming take-up fruit farming because of its high profitability.   For a fruit farmer to earn a profit out of farming, he must be smart in choosing the right fruit for the right soil and climate. Unlike vegetables which are grown throughout the year, fruits grow only if the season is on. And hence, there is a fruit for every season.   Some of the most common fruits grown in India are mangoes, papaya, grapes, apple, bananas, avocados, litchi, and so on. India is the largest producer of fruits in the world. It is known as the fruit basket of the world. If you are a potential farmer, here is a list of the most profitable fruits that you can grow in India.  

    BANANA

      Banana is a fruit that is inherently Indian. It is economical, easy to eat, and tasty as well. It is one of the family-friendly fruits grown in India. In India, Bananas can be grown on a variety of different soils like the clay soil, alluvial soil, and even black loam as well. The various types of bananas grown in India are Rasthali, Karpuravalli, Nendran, Red Banana, and such. Since India is an exporter of Bananas to many foreign countries like UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Dubai, the cultivation of bananas will be a fruitful business.  

    APPLE

      After fruits like orange, banana, and grapes, Apple is the fourth most widely produced fruit in India. Hence, going for apples is a sensible choice if a person is considering commercial farming. Apples are grown in almost any kind of soil. In India, apples are grown mostly in Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh. The season for apple cultivation in India is in January and February. Since there is a high demand for apples in India and other countries as well, Apple farming is the right choice.  

    MANGO

      Mango is the leading fruit to be considered for farming by fruit farmers across India. It is called the king of fruits. Its taste, flavour, and low maintenance cost makes it a favourite of most fruit farmers in India. Each stage of the mango fruit is usable and saleable. The raw mango is used for making pickles whereas the ripe ones are used for juices, syrups, and direct consumption as well. The mango season starts in May, June, and July. Even though mangoes have comparatively lower shelf lives, they are saleable to a variety of customers.  

    STRAWBERRY

      Fruit farmers may consider the cultivation of strawberries as a side venture. Unused lands, however small they may be, can be used for the cultivation of strawberries. Because of its small size and its vertical plantation methods, strawberry farming is pursued intensively in any fruit farms across India. But because of their short shelf life, strawberries are not suitable for exportation. They are sold domestically. Strawberries cultivation occurs in the hills. In India, they are farmed mainly in Nainital, Dehradun, Kashmir, and Bangalore.  

    COCONUT

      Even though coconuts are one of the most widely known fruits in India, it is not an easy thing to cultivate. It takes years of taking care, the right kind of soil, excessive use of water, and climate to cultivate coconut farms. However, once grown coconuts are the most useful for the fruit farmers. From its copra to its bark, every byproduct of the coconut is saleable in the market. The oil derived from the coconut is called the 'mother of all oils' because of its extensive use. Coconut trees are tropical trees that require high rainfall distributed throughout the year. Kerala is the largest contributor to the coconut market.  

    Shakti Biotech

      Farmers are of many kinds. Some cultivate vegetables, fruits, cash crops like jute and millet, and some even cultivate honey. But the one thing that binds them all together is the care that they give to their products to ensure profitable yield. Every farmer has to at some point in cultivation use fertilizers and other such products to enable yield in unforeseen circumstances. In the past, it was difficult for farmers to buy quality fertilizers for their crops. But not anymore.   Nivshakti Bioenergy is your one-stop solution for all your woes. For decades, there has been a miscommunication between the farmers and the sellers. We, at Nivshakti Bioenergy Pvt. Ltd., have made it a priority to bridge this gap.   Nowadays, there are a lot of unhealthy fertilizers in the market, which although cost-effective are immensely harmful to the crops. We provide farmers with the best range of organic fertilizer in India. Not only organic fertilizers, but Nivshakti is the prime input manufacturer and supplier of other farmer-friendly products like bio-fungicides, plant growth promoters, and bioinsecticides, among others. Visit our website to know more.  

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  • Nov04

    9 Home Garden Tips for Beginners

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    You remember, as kids when you used to visit your grandparents, you would always find them near their beloved plants and gardens and they would take you for strolls and give you the grown ripe fruit which they have grown and it would taste heavenly. They would show you a unique flower which you didn’t know existed until that moment or they would ask you to plant one small plant and the next time when you would come to visit it will be all grown and bearing its produce.   Those were the days to be cherished, with our busy lives we forgot what it feels like to grow a plant or eat something cultivated by your own self. But opportunely, this quarantine period unleashed some clandestine talents of the population. While some experimented with cooking and baking others got time for their beloved art of gardening. While the term may seem quite simple but it’s exactly the opposite. Taking care of plants is like taking care of a baby, you have to nurture it from the seed till it’s all grown and capable of withstanding without extra care. If you are new to this endeavour then you might find it overwhelming at the start. With this blog, we are going to relieve you off some stress and steer you in the right direction with our 9 home garden tips for the beginners.        

    • Seasonal Plants- For a beginner, it is advisable to choose the plant according to the environmental conditions, adaptability and longevity. When you start gardening you wish to see the plant grow and bear its yield so the best way to ensure is to select a suitable plant.
     
    • Information-Research about the plant you have chosen to grow. You have to be thorough with its needs, requirements and conditions for its proper growth.
     
    • Tools-Get the right tools. The size of the garden doesn’t matter but the right tools for cultivation definitely have an impact on the growth. Make sure you use the appropriate and good quality tools for your garden.
     
    • Soil-The soil to be used should be full of nutrients like potassium, sulfur and phosphorous. Prepare manure or compost peat for your plants and mix them with the soil at regular intervals. This keeps the nutrition intact and prevents from wilting.
     
    • Sunlight and shade-Store your plant where you get sunlight for at least 5 hours a day. The sunlight is a vital component in your plant's growth but keeps in check the heat emitted by it. If the climate is hot and dry, prepare a shade for your plant to protect it from the intense heat. Also, keep in mind that the containers or pots used have small holes at the bottom for allowing the soil to breathe and stay aerated.
       
    • Watering-Do not over water. Water your plants in the morning then check the soil first the next time you are going to water it. Overwatering can lead to rotting.
     
    • Weeding and Snipping- Check your pot regularly and weed out those extra plants growing all over the place and absorbing the nutrients and snip off those dry twigs, leaves and branches to promote healthy growth.
     
    • Diseases- Bugs and pests are attracted towards plants no matter how much you prevent them so it is better to have some organic fertilizers and pesticides handy to prevent your plant from decay.
     
    • Protection- If you are living on higher floors of your building it is better to surround your plant by fences and mulch. The fence will protect it from the birds that pick on your plant for their nest needs and mulch will help to retain water for a long duration of time which will prevent rotting.
        The process of gardening is fun and at the end of it, you feel happy and proud. Do not get disheartened if you do not succeed at first, no one starts out as a master gardener. Gardening is a gradual learning process, so stick with it, and be appreciative of your improvements season by season. Do not forget to try our different varieties and combinations, keep experimenting and trying new techniques or methodology. These were the 9 Home Garden Tips for Beginners to give them an idea about gardening. Nivshakti bioenergy Pvt. Ltd caters to all your agricultural needs. We are one of the best organic fertilizer manufacturers in India. We believe in customer satisfaction by providing them with a high-class quality with consistent efforts and development. We strive to deliver impeccable service even after the sale of our product as our customers are our priority.   We are primary producers of bio-fertilizers, bio-pesticides, bio-insecticides and bio-fungicides. We also deal with a plethora of plant growth hormones, agricultural enzymes and products based on microbial cultures which are manufactured from solid-state fermentation technology and botanical formulations.   To authenticate your trust in our brand, we have acquired various certifications. Our company is an ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015 Certified Company and also a Crisil Rated Company. We are GHP, GLP, GMP certified from NFI Certification, UK. We are certified by IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements).  All the products of our brand are organically certified from NFI Certification, UK.   We also feel proud to be the member of ICCOA (International Competence Centre for Organic Agriculture), UPASI, TRA (Tocklai Research Association), BPIA (Bio-pesticide Industry Alliance), CHEMEXIL, IMO (Institute for Market Ecology, FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry), AIMO (All India Manufacturers Organization), FTS (Friends of Tribal Society).

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  • Oct20

    Interesting Facts About Indian Agriculture

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    India has always been a land of agriculture. From worshipping, Goddess Annapurna, the holy deity of food and nourishment, to becoming the country whose primary source of income is agriculture, India has come a long way. Just like its culture, Indian agriculture is also very diverse and highly sustainable. Once, Mr ML Swaminathan, the father of India’s Green Revolution affirmed that if agriculture fails in the country everything else will fail. The importance of agriculture can be depicted in a very simple way. ‘People need to eat for survival, and they like to eat good food’, this is the primary reason why our agriculture sector and food sector are soaring high. Indian Agriculture has achieved ample milestones in its long journey and we are nothing but proud to be a part of such a prolific country. Now that we are on the topic, it would be fascinating to know some interesting facts about Indian agriculture.

    • Indian agriculture is an important component of political campaigns. Since more than 50%of the population is engaged in agriculture, they form the largest vote bank. We celebrate agriculture like no other country. Baisakhi, Onam, Pongal, Makar Sankranti are examples of harvest festivals of India.
    • Indian agriculture is the backbone of the Indian economy as it ranks second in the world agriculture produce and belongs to the top 10 countries for agricultural export.
    • India is the largest importer, consumer, and producer of pulses.
    • India is also the largest producer of milk, bananas, castor oil seeds, millets, and jute.
    • India is the second-largest producer of rice, wheat, sugarcane, groundnuts, tea, and cotton.
    • Indian is the third-largest producer of fertilizers and the second largest consumer as well.
    • India has the second-largest irrigation land in the world.
    • Groundwater is the primary source of irrigation in India followed by long networks of canals.
    • India’s agriculture is not limited to the production of crops, but it has been multifaceted with animal husbandry and horticulture.
    • India has the highest number of organic farmers in the world.
    India’s agriculture scenario goes way back to Indus valley civilization and has been subjected to lots of ups and downs. One of the major downfalls of the sector was witnessed during the time of India’s independence. Although after independence, various policies and initiatives were taken to improve the crippling condition of Indian agriculture they failed to achieve the desired goals. There must be an initiative to find out the key collapsing areas which pose a threat to the effective implementation of policies and proposals for the growth of agriculture in India. It is in immediate need of a collaborative approach of the Central government and the State governments on a primary basis to meet the major deficiency and hurdles involved in the sector. The Government should also find out alternatives for uneven weather conditions like drought, flood, hailstorm, etc. This would help Indian agriculture survive because India is expected to achieve the ambitious objective of increasing the farm income by 2022. The agriculture sector of India is expected to bring about momentum in the next few years due to an increase in investment. The Indian agriculture sector has a tremendous amount of potential to contribute more to its GDP but due to various factors, it remains an activity for living only. The role of agriculture should not be limited to improving food and nutritional security, rather it should be treated like the backbone for the economy. It creates job and income growth in the sectors – manufacture and services which already fuels the engine of India. Now, the Government has taken measures to educate the farmers. Agriculture colleges and universities have been set up in different parts of the country. They provide all sorts of knowledge regarding agricultural science to young farm students. These colleges and universities organize orientations and seminars for the farmers. An effort is being made to develop our agriculture and boost agriculture production. The Government is doing its bit to help the farmers and provide them with the latest technologies and facilities so that the cultivation becomes less laborious. The Indian agricultural system is an example of sustainable agriculture for the whole world. Highlighting this unique, low cost and diverse farming system globally will help to portray India as an agriculturally vibrant economy and a leader in the domain.

    Nivshakti Bioenergy Pvt. Ltd

    Nivshaktishakti Bioenergy Pvt. Ltd, one of the largest Biotech Company in North-East India is in pursuit to assist with the agricultural domain of our country.  We are one of the most efficient and trustworthy organic fertilizer stores in India trading in a wide array of products to meet all the necessary agricultural needs. Our aim is to eliminate the gap between farmers and the sellers with our delivery system. Shakti Biotech is a proud member of ICCOA (International Competence Centre for Organic Agriculture), UPASI (United Planters’ Association of Southern India), TRA (Tocklai Research Association), BPIA (Bio-pesticide Industry Alliance), IMO (Institute for Market Ecology), FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry), AIMO (All India Manufacturers Organization), FTS (Friends of Tribal Society), and other important organizations working towards improving the agricultural domain. We are the prime input manufactures and suppliers of Bio-Pesticides, Bio-Insecticides, Bio-Fertilizers, and Bio-Fungicides. The plant growth hormones that we deal with are naturally occurring growth hormones that can be prepared or extracted from other sources too. These products improve the quality of your plants and safeguard them against insect hazards. For more information about our products or our company, visit our website.

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  • Oct07

    Tips on How to Grow Fruits

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    Nothing compares to the satisfaction of plucking your own fruits from the garden and eating them fresh. Gardening is a highly rewarding activity. While many of us actively plant and grow flowers, when it comes to growing your fruits, not everyone is confident about it. Gardening takes more than a green thumb. But don’t let that deter you. If you don’t have a garden space at your home, then use your balcony or terrace to grow your fruits.

    Fruits to grow

    When you start planning to grow fruits in your own garden, you must have some specific fruit plants in mind that you wish to grow. But choose your plants wisely. If you are new to gardening, then you should start with easy to grow fruits. Lemon, guava, pineapple, tomato, and banana are easy to grow, hence making them perfect for beginners. You can use the seeds of the fruits you eat at home. For a pineapple, separate the crown from the top and plant it in your garden. This way gardening won’t be heavy on your pocket as well. Also, these plants are easy to care for. Enough sunlight, watering daily, and fertilizing once or twice a month is all they require. However, if you have a proper garden space, then you can plant papaya, custard apple, chikoo, or a pomegranate tree. These plants require extra care to grow. Remember after planting, you should wait at least 2 months for your plants to bear fruit. However exciting it may sound, but you cannot expect to pluck fruits from your plants after a week of planting them.

    Here are a few tips and tricks to grow your own fruits:

    •  Tally your garden space- Before you go about planting seeds, the first step is to tally the amount of space you have. You have to plan accordingly. If you have a small space, or you are planning to grow fruits in the pots, then choose small plants. But if you have a huge space, then you can go for fruit-bearing trees. Also, most fruit plants require 6-8 hours of sunlight daily, so choose a space with adequate sunlight.
    • Prepare your soil- For your plants to bear fruit, they should be healthy and plants take their nutrition from the soil. So checking the quality of soil and preparing it accordingly is a very important step. If the soil is not fertile, then add compost to increase its fertility.
    • Plant dwarf trees- For your home garden you can plant dwarf trees. This is an easy and safe way to harvest. They begin to bear fruits at a much younger stage than normal plants. Also, if you have a smaller space dwarf trees thrive well in pots.
    • Spacing between plants- While planting seeds in your garden, remember the plants will grow one day, and they need enough space for that. Leave at least 5 feet space between each plant. While growing plants in a pot also you should follow this rule. Don’t keep the pots in close proximity with each other. Crowded plants develop more slowly than properly spaced plants.
    • Use organic fertilizer- Besides buying organic fertilizer from the store, you can use your kitchen waste to make fertilizers for your garden. This makes your soil healthy and is also an effective way of waste management at home.
    • Look out for insects- Your fruits will most certainly attract insects at some point. It’s important to check the plants regularly for insects. Maggots and insects destroy your fruits from the inside making all your efforts go in vain. Use pesticides only when it is necessary, and use the least toxic alternative.
    • Efficient watering- You should not just water your plants daily, but water them thoroughly for proper growth. However, watering too much can result in the rotting of soil, which kills the plant. So make sure you do your research well or take professional help to know about the required care before you plant a tree.
    When it comes to gardening, your plants thrive on care and time, not on money. These tips on how to grow your own fruits will help you grow a ‘fruitful’ garden so that you can readily enjoy nature’s freshness from your own garden. If you follow these guidelines well, you will soon realize how easy and satisfying it is to grow your own fruits and veggies. Always choose the best fertilizers, and pesticides for your plants. Nivshakti Bioenergy Pvt Ltd is one of the Largest Biotech Companies in North-East India. We are the prime input manufactures and suppliers of Bio-Pesticides, Bio-Insecticides, Bio-Fertilizers, and Bio-Fungicides. We are committed to helping you grow a healthy and productive garden. We are one of the most trusted organic fertilizer stores in India. If you’re looking for more gardening tips visit our blogs on the website shaktibiotech.in.

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  • Sep24

    Reasons Why Organic Farming Are More in Demand

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    Organic farming is native to India. In traditional times, Indian farmers used organic techniques to practice agriculture. It was a sustainable agricultural method that produced enough to meet local needs. But in the 1970s there was a scarcity of food due to the rising population and several natural calamities. To meet the food demand, the Green Revolution was introduced with which came the high yielding varieties of rice, wheat, and pulses. Green Revolution was one of the most important programs of the Government in the 1970s. With Green Revolution came the introduction of chemical fertilizer, pesticide as well. The achievement of increased production of the crop came at the expense of the environment and to the detriment of the well-being of the people. Lack of training and excessive use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and lack of crop rotation led to infertile soil, polluted waterways, and loss of groundwater. But it was felt that the modern system of farming was becoming unsustainable and damaged the environment. A need for an alternative and sustainable method of farming that can increase crop productivity and function in an eco-friendly way was realized. Organic farming became the best-known alternative to the conventional agriculture system. Organic farming, as the name implies involves the cultivation of crops in natural ways. Instead of using synthetic fertilizers, and pesticides, it uses biological materials derived largely from plant and animal waste. Compared with conventional agriculture organic farming uses natural pesticides, reduces soil infertility, and since there’s no chemical used, groundwater remains safe. In the past few years the term ‘natural’, and ‘organic farming’ have become increasingly popular. There are several reasons why people adopted organic farming. It is healthy as well as an ethical choice. Let us discuss some of the Reasons Why Organic Farming Are More in Demand.

    Reasons for the increased demand for Organic Farming

    • Increased awareness- People are aware of the use of chemicals in farming, and the diseases linked to it- cancer and cardiovascular-related problems. So they are making a healthy choice and seeking out organic food.
    • Increased availability- Due to the rise in demand, organic food products became easily available in shopping malls and stores. Experts suggest this demand will keep on increasing.
    • Absence of chemicals- The chemical fertilizers and pesticides used in the conventional method of farming stay on the vegetables and fruits for several days. Even after washing them well, we consume a little bit of the chemicals that stay. An organic diet excludes toxic materials.
    • Safe for the environment- The methods used to cultivate organic food have no harmful effects on the environment, rather they have several proven benefits.
    • Healthy choice- Organic farm products are high on minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants levels than food produced in the conventional method. So they are safer and fresher to consume.
    • Government support- The Indian Government is supporting organic farming by introducing several schemes to support farmers. These schemes are Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA), Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH), National Food Security Mission (NFSM), and Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY). Indian Government also implemented the National Programme for Organic Production (NPOP). This includes an accreditation program for certification bodies, standards for organic production, development of organic farming, etc.
    • Increase in export- The demand for organic food has not only seen a steady rise in India but in other countries as well. Due to India’s favourable climatic conditions, demand for Indian organic food is on the constant rise worldwide. As of June 2020, India exported a total of 125,807 tonnes of organic food to the European Union.

    Environmental benefits of Organic farming

    • Organic farming reduces pollution. The absence of harmful pesticides and fertilizers results in a cleaner atmosphere. These pesticides also contaminate the soil, water, and air. With organic products, you know your food is safe to consume.
    • The methods used in organic farming produce healthy soil. Chemicals damage the soil reducing its fertility. Organic farming builds up organic soil matter.
    • Not only does organic farming build healthy soil, but also combats serious issue like soil erosion. A study was conducted on two adjacent organic and chemically treated wheat fields. The organic field showed eight more inches of topsoil than the chemically treated field.
    With rising health consciousness among people, lifestyle changes, and increased availability of organic food products, organic farming is here to stay. It is a sustainable method and is the future of farming. Nivshakti Bioenergy Pvt Ltd is a company that aims to assist the development of organic farming in India. Our company provides 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. We are the prime manufacturers and input suppliers of Bio-Pesticides, Bio-Insecticides, Bio-Fertilizers, and Bio-Fungicides. Since 2003 we are striving to provide eco-friendly solutions to all agricultural problems. We believe in creating positive changes and doing the right thing. If you also believe in creating a positive change and doing the best for the environment, we are here to guide you. For more information about our products visit our website shaktibiotech.in

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