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What is the Beej Bachao Andolan ?

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Asked by manasi bhadouria, 21 Apr '11 07:24 pm
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The 'Beej Bachao Andolan' (BBA), begun here in the late 1980s, is fifteen years old. Led by farmer and social activist Vijay Jardhari, the 'Andolan' has made village Jardhargaon of district Tehri in Uttaranchal state (India) famous for its unique movement to save the traditional seeds of the hills.
The 'Beej Bachao Andolan' (Save the Seeds Movement) is not only a crusade to conserve traditional seeds but also to promote agricultural biodiversity, sustainable agriculture and local traditions.
The hallmark of the BBA is that it is a people's campaign and flourishing without any government financial assistance or help.
On starting the Beej Bachao Andolan, 52-year-old Vijay Jardhari says, "After the Green Revolution of the 1960s, farmers in the hills also adopted high-yielding varieties of seeds. After initial success, the Green Revolution fizzled out as the yields began to decline. This made the villagers realize that so called modern agriculture was unsustainable. Low production desp ...more
Answered by ajay, 21 Apr '11 07:25 pm

 
  
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The 'Beej Bachao Andolan' (BBA), begun in the late 1980s.
Answered by sumati gayki, 28 Jul '11 10:18 am

 
  
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It is a way to save traditional seeds which begun in late 1980s in Tehri district led by Vijay Jardhari
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Answered by sonu kumar, 22 May '11 08:32 pm

 
  
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