Organic Farming is one of the key activities in GEV, around which all the other activities
are centered. Food is life! The Vedic system emphasizes how food that we eat is interconnected
with our physical being as well as our mental consciousness. Therefore, the purity of the
food we eat determines the wellbeing of the society. GEV has a strict policy of 100% chemical
free farming there by ensuring the safety of the land, the farmers and the consumers.
The consumption of non-renewable sources of energy has caused more environmental damage than any other single human activity in the last century. Over dependence on fossil fuels such as coal and crude oil, which have been used for electricity generation, etc., has led to high concentrations of harmful gases in the atmosphere; the detrimental effects of which are seen today as global warming and climate change. And with fast depleting oil reserves, an energy crisis seems imminent.
At Govardhan Ecovillage we have taken a step in the positive direction by adopting various rural specific alternative sources, thereby minimizing our effective carbon footprint. Exhibiting the blessings of mother cow in tackling the energy crisis, GEV has successfully demonstrated a 30 cubic meter model biogas plant, which runs on cow dung and other food wastes. The gas produced from this plant is directly used as a fuel for cooking minimizing our need for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG). GEV also houses a 30kVA solar power plant and many stand-alone solar powered street lights which minimize its dependence on fossil fuel based power sources. GEV also houses various animal driven prime movers (ADPMs) which utilize animal power and form an excellent alternative for common electro-mechanical devices. GEV currently houses a bull driven water pump, bull driven grass cutting machine and various bullock carts used for transportation. The bulls are worked in turns, engaging them on alternate days, thus harnessing useful clean power and also ensuring the wellbeing and quality care of the animals.