Kosireddy Lavanya

Zero Budget Spiritual Farming

She sowed the seeds of innovation so the farming community could reap its benefits! This is Kosireddy Lavanya, a woman, and a visionary. She saw in her infertile fields, a glimmer of hope. And she pursued it till they prospered!

She sowed the seeds of innovation so the farming community could reap its benefits! This is Kosireddy Lavanya, a woman, and a visionary. She saw in her infertile fields, a glimmer of hope. And she pursued it till they prospered!

It all began in the drought-prone district of Mahabubnagar, where most farmers had given up on agriculture. Her husband inherited ten acres of farmland at this time when investments were far greater than income. But that wasn’t about to make our extraordinary lady lose ground!

Instead, Kosireddy introduced herself to the concept of ‘Zero Budget Spiritual Farming’. As part of the initiative, she bought a cow, and used its urine and dung to transition from chemical pesticides to homemade concoctions. This, along with the switch from genetically modified seeds to natural ones, guided her fields towards a more organic produce.

Her blend of innovation and traditional techniques caught the eye of neighbouring farmers, and they all but encouraged her. To her delight, and their surprise, removing “artificial” from the equation increased her yield and cost her close to nothing to grow!

Productivity increased, the money multiplied and their land tripled. Kosireddy invested her newfound wealth into the education of her kids. She was awarded the Krishi Ratna for her efforts. And the farming community that once ridiculed her, now began to idolise her!


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