The buzzing of the crowd, vendors ringing their bells, calling out their wares. The intoxicating smell of vada pav overpowered by a baser and horribly unpleasant aroma. Human faeces in clumps on the railway track and flies everywhere. I was at Kurla station to greet a friend. That said, I could be at any long distance railway station in India and it would look and smell the same.
The Rann Utsav, a vibrant annual festival celebrating the cultural heritage of Kutch, is a major tourist attraction. Dhordo, a small village in Bhuj, serves as the gateway for Rann Utsav. As with any event witnessing large numbers of people attending, toilet maintenance became a challenge and they turned to us for a solution.
Our client’s factory in South India manufactures Pharma APIs. Most of the manufactured ingredients are antibiotics and the presence of these residues in the wastewater was adding toxic load to the generic microbial population in the biological unit. They turned to us for a solution to reduce COD levels and stabilize plant performance.
Mr. Rao has a 20-acre aquafarm in Vellore, Andhra Pradesh where he carries out freshwater shrimp farming. He had challenges maintaining water quality, resulting in decreased yield and a direct impact on his profits.
He was referred to us for a solution.
Sarit B Tarafdar, a chicken farmer in Vadodara, needed an effective solution to strengthen immunity and prevent diseases and infections in his Serama Chicken farm. He was especially mindful of the long-term effects of continued antibiotic treatments.
He turned to us for a probiotic solution.
Anand Patil was at his wit’s end. Anand, a cotton farmer in Jalgaon, was experiencing problems with his ratoon cotton crop yield. Square drop just before boll formation was resulting in fewer bolls per plant. Fewer bolls meant lower yield and lower returns.
Frustrated, Anand reached out to us for a solution.
In my previous post, I wrote about the potential of microbes to change the face of the agricultural industry. A critical player in the health of soil ecosystems, microbes are responsible for nitrogen fixation and phosphate solubilisation actions that nourish crops.
Our soil is one of the most prominent reasons that life is possible on this planet. By definition, soil is particulate surface material made up of various minerals as well as organic matter. Soil supports and nourishes plant and animal life by providing it with nutrients.
Before 12,000 BC, when a climate change event occurred, man was more of a hunter-gatherer. Farming was ‘invented’ in different places: in West Asia about 12,000 BC, in Africa about 10,000 BC, in South America and China about 8000 BC. From these places, agriculture spread to Europe, northern Europe, Sudan and Native Americans between 7000 BC and 1 AD.
Approximately 4 billion years ago, even before the era of gigantic reptiles, the first form of life appeared on Earth. A prokaryote – a unicellular organism that lacks a membrane-bound nucleus, mitochondria, or any other membrane-bound organelle.