Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Manures - Ghana Jeevamrutha

In our Agriculture for Everybody blog series, we are going to see Ghana Jeevamrutha popularised by Subhash Palekar.

Required Ingredients

S.No.Ingredient NameQty in Litres/Kgs
1 Cow Dung 100 Kgs
2 Jaggery 2 Kgs
3 Flour of any Pulse 2 Kgs
4 Soil from same land 1 Handful
5 Cow's Urine As required

  • If Jaggery is not available, use Palm Jaggery.
  • If Jaggery or Palm Jaggery is not available, add 4 Litres of ripened Tender Coconut.
  • Use Greengram or Blackgram or CowPea flour.
  • Living Soil should be used.

Method of Preparation
  1. Mix the first 4 ingredients well and keep adding Cow's urine as required to get a good solid form.
  2. Spread the solid form in a shaded place during the day and allow it to dry well.

Method of Storage
  1. The manure should be kept in the shade.

How long can we store the Manure?
  1. The manure can be stored for longer periods.

How to use the Manure?
  1. The solid manure need to be made into a powdery form before mixing it with FYM.
  2. Apply the manure in the ratio of 100 Kgs of FYM & 10 Kgs of Ghana Jeevamrutha.

When to use the Manure?
  1. The manure can be used frequently.


  1. What other component can be used in the place of Jaggery an pulse?

  2. You can use Tender Coconut in place of Jaggery. Any pulse can be used and not the only one mentioned here.

  3. Please mention use of all Manure. It will be very helpful

    1. Most of the manures act as plant growth promoters.