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Lush Green Farms from Terrains of River Ganges

- Organic Farms of Laksar, Haridwar

Our farmers from Laksar cultivate a variety of organic and sustainably grown crops like Basmati, Wheat, Rajma, and more, which are then fine-graded and checked for quality assurance before distribution.

Lush Green Farms from Terrains of River Ganges

– Organic Farms of Laksar, Haridwar

Our farmers from Laksar cultivate a variety of organic and sustainably grown crops like Basmati, Wheat, Rajma, and more, which are then fine-graded and checked for quality assurance before distribution.

NBF’s Laksar Project is situated in Laksar, district Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India. The Haridwar district is located in the southwestern part of Uttarakhand State. The Indo-Gangetic belt in this district has three-tier aquifer systems, separated by thick confining clay layers of varying thickness. From the geomorphological prespective Haridwar can be divided into 4 seprate units and they are flood plains, upper piedmont plains, structured hills and lower piedmont plains. The alluvial sediment’s complexity is ideal for crop cultivation, including wheat, mustard, oats, and peas. Haridwar, known as the gateway to God Hari, is a spiritual and religious hub. The farmers in this project are cooperative and open to adopting new technologies, making them adaptable to change.

NBF’s Project Haridwar

Location of the Project

The Laksar Project is located in Haridwar district, Uttarakhand, India, which is one of the six blocks of Haridwar. Haridwar is considered one of the seven sacred cities for Hindus, making it a significant pilgrimage center. The Sanskrit translation of Haridwar is “the door of Gods,” emphasizing its religious and spiritual significance.

The geographical coordinates for the Laksar Project are 29.945°N 78.163°E, providing precise information about its location.

Organic Certification

NPOP Certified Haridwar Project

Nature Bio Foods’ (NBF) Lakshar Haridwar project is certified by the National Program for Organic Production (NPOP) as it follows the guidelines and standards set by NPOP. NBF implements various organic farming practices, including crop rotation, use of organic manure, and natural pest control methods, to ensure the production of organic crops.

The Lakshar Haridwar project also uses modern technologies and techniques to enhance the efficiency and productivity of organic farming. NBF works closely with the farmers in the project to provide them with training and education on organic farming practices, enabling them to adapt to new technologies and methods.

To ensure compliance with NPOP standards, NBF undergoes regular inspections and certifications by accredited third-party certification bodies. NBF also maintains accurate documentation of its organic farming practices and processes to ensure transparency and traceability throughout the production chain.

Everything you need to know about Laksar, Haridwar

Laksar is a city in Haridwar located on the right bank of the Ganga River, at the foothills of the Shivalik ranges. The topography of Haridwar is undulating in the northern region and smoother towards the south, with a total altitude ranging from 868 m to 233 m. In the area near the popular Siwalik hills of North India, the gradient is steep. Geomorphologically, Haridwar can be divided into four distinct units: flood plains, upper piedmont plains, structured hills, and lower piedmont plains.

Agricultural Characteristics

Soil Profile

The Haridwar district falls under the hot sub-humid (dry) eco-region and has alluvium-derived soils. The climate of this eco-region is hot and sub-humid (dry), covering the northern Indo-Gangetic Plain, including the Piedmont Plain of the Western Himalayas. The soil in all five blocks of the Haridwar district is fertile, particularly near the Solani river. While the clay percentage is higher in some places, the soil is suitable for all kinds of crops. Our team has regularly interacted with farmers to increase soil fertility, which was evidenced by the production of PB-1637 last year.

Alluvial Soil – This soil is derived from the alluvial deposits of the Ganges river and is rich in organic matter, making it highly fertile.

Red Soil – This soil is formed from weathered crystalline rocks and is characterized by its reddish color. It is rich in iron and aluminum oxides but has low fertility.

Loamy Soil – This soil is a mixture of sand, silt, and clay and is highly suitable for agriculture due to its high fertility and water retention capacity. It is found in various parts of Haridwar district.

Climate Condition

Haridwar enjoys a pleasant climate for most of the year, owing to its location at the foothills of the Himalayas. The climate remains moderate throughout the year, with temperatures rarely reaching extreme levels, although the city experiences heavy rainfall. The average annual rainfall in Haridwar is about 2136.7 mm. During the summer months, the temperature ranges from 35°C to 45°C, making it mild and moderate. The monsoon season follows the summer season, bringing good rainfall. In the winter months, the temperature ranges from 10°C to 30°C, and the weather can be unpredictable, with very cold temperatures that require warm clothing.

Temp.

Minimum

10 °C
(Dec-Jan)

Maximum

45 °C
(May-June)

Humidity

Relative Humidity

70 %

Rainfall

Average Rainfall

2136.7 mm

Seasons

There are mainly three seasons.

Summer
(Mar-June)

Rainy
(July-Sep)

Winter
(Oct-Feb)

Farm Water Availability

In Haridwar district, both surface and subsurface sources of water are utilized for irrigation purposes. Farmers, as well as government agencies, have constructed canals and guls from perennial rivers, springs, seasonal rivulets, and gadheras. The canals in the district run for a length of 9,575 km and are a major source of surface water for irrigation, along with rivers, streams, irrigation ditches, and impounded water such as ponds, reservoirs, and lakes. Groundwater from wells is also a significant source of water for agriculture in Haridwar. Additionally, locally collected rainwater in cisterns and rain barrels is utilized to enhance crop production.

Nature of Farmers

Farmers in the Haridwar region are known for their hardworking and cooperative nature, and they often help each other when needed. In the past, farmers did not hire labor for agricultural work because they lived in joint families with many members who could perform the work. However, in modern times, with the decline in joint families, most farmers hire labor for agricultural work. Farmers are also interested in learning new techniques and are inclined towards organic farming. They are open to adopting new techniques, such as the System of Rice Intensification (SRI), homemade inputs like composts, bio-pesticides, and liquid manures, to improve their crop production.

Growing Conditions

The agro-climatic conditions in Haridwar are suitable for the cultivation of most Kharif and Rabi crops. The region experiences a humid and sub-humid climate, with three distinct crop seasons. The annual rainfall in Haridwar is predominantly received during the Kharif season (84%), while the Rabi and Zaid seasons receive only 16% of the rainfall. The topography of the district is variable, with the Shiwalik range (869 m) located in the north and plain land (232 m) present in the south.

Crop Details

Laksar in Haridwar is known for its diverse agriculture and cultivation of various crops. The fertile soil, favorable agro-climatic conditions, and availability of both surface and groundwater make Laksar an ideal place for agriculture.

Kharif

  • Basmati Paddy CSR-30
  • Sarbati.
  • PB1637
  • Type-3
  • Kasturi
  • PB-1
  • Pusa 1121
  • Sugarcane

Rabi

  • Wheat
  • Mustard
  • Oats
  • Peas

Statistics

NBF Supply Chain

Detailed scientific study is carried out before establishing any project to check suitability of the land, crop specific climatic requirement and its socio economic & environmental impacts.
Ethos of Organic agriculture is to work with the nature and having a minimalistic approach in using natural resources which is judicial. Different crops that we grow require varied agro practices. Our operations are always focused to minimizing tillage operations, keeping the co-plants (conventionally called weeds) at control and developing a natural ecosystem to flourish for not allowing any insect/ pathogen to grow beyond an economic threshold level to be called as ‘pest’.
Planting materials, more often called as ‘seeds’, represent enormous potential. Every seed carries an imprint of cosmic arrangements and thus it is critical that seeds are sown at a time, depth and season which is the best suit for balancing vitality and yield.
It is important that the growth of co-existing plants are kept in economic control for commercial cultivation of main crops. We reckon that every plant that grows naturally on a cropping field has a defined role to play in directly or indirectly contributing to balanced growth of the main crop or by suppressing other co-crops by means of allelopathy.
Harvesting is the operation of gathering the useful part or parts of the plant and is carried out at the time when all the nutrients have developed to offer maximum vitality. We align ourselves to the lunar cycle in determining the best time to initiate harvesting.
At Nature Bio Foods, we essentially consider the microbiome as the true torch bearers of universal life. Without the myriad and most critical roles they play in harnessing nutrients, fetching moisture, contributing essential enzymes and antibiotics to the plants life in the planet are most improbable. We work with nature to create that ambience in which crops planted are self-sustaining and robust. Home grown microbial cultures, compost and compost tea facilitates the purpose aptly.
Smart Transport network enables agriculture and emboldens the farmer to invest more and increase production. All but an efficient transport system would often fail essence of commercial agriculture in spite of laid out good farming practices. Post-harvest quick transportation that suits the best to the environmental causes has been kept in focus at our supply chain.
Quickly transported Organic ingredients, once reach the processing units, are cleaned at our state-of –the-art units and stored in modern hygienic facilities for onward packaging and distribution.
To ensure the stability of cargo containers during transportation across various modes, several pre-defined measures are implemented. In waterway shipping, solid foam or folded fibre board is strategically placed in the curved or triangular areas of the container’s floor. This placement effectively prevents the shifting of the load, providing better support and keeping the cartons upright.
During the unloading process, specialized tools and equipment are used to prevent any loss or damage to the organic ingredients. These measures ensure that the organic food ingredients are handled with care and maintain their quality throughout the procedure.
At our Rotterdam warehouse, we have implemented an innovative in-house CO2 cleaning system that plays a crucial role in reducing our environmental impact. This advanced technology allows us to recover up to 98% of the carbon emitted during the organic ingredients processes. By capturing and recycling this CO2, we actively contribute to minimizing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting sustainable practices.
At the last stage, the pallets containing organic ingredients are delivered to the customers, prioritizing their utmost satisfaction. Compressive SOPs and tracking procedures are in place to prevent package loss and provide timely updates regarding the shipment status. This ensures a smooth and reliable delivery process.

NBF Supply Chain

Detailed scientific study is carried out before establishing any project to check suitability of the land, crop specific climatic requirement and its socio economic & environmental impacts.
Ethos of Organic agriculture is to work with the nature and having a minimalistic approach in using natural resources which is judicial. Different crops that we grow require varied agro practices. Our operations are always focused to minimizing tillage operations, keeping the co-plants (conventionally called weeds) at control and developing a natural ecosystem to flourish for not allowing any insect/ pathogen to grow beyond an economic threshold level to be called as ‘pest’.
Planting materials, more often called as ‘seeds’, represent enormous potential. Every seed carries an imprint of cosmic arrangements and thus it is critical that seeds are sown at a time, depth and season which is the best suit for balancing vitality and yield.
It is important that the growth of co-existing plants are kept in economic control for commercial cultivation of main crops. We reckon that every plant that grows naturally on a cropping field has a defined role to play in directly or indirectly contributing to balanced growth of the main crop or by suppressing other co-crops by means of allelopathy.
Harvesting is the operation of gathering the useful part or parts of the plant and is carried out at the time when all the nutrients have developed to offer maximum vitality. We align ourselves to the lunar cycle in determining the best time to initiate harvesting.
At Nature Bio Foods, we essentially consider the microbiome as the true torch bearers of universal life. Without the myriad and most critical roles they play in harnessing nutrients, fetching moisture, contributing essential enzymes and antibiotics to the plants life in the planet are most improbable. We work with nature to create that ambience in which crops planted are self-sustaining and robust. Home grown microbial cultures, compost and compost tea facilitates the purpose aptly.
Smart Transport network enables agriculture and emboldens the farmer to invest more and increase production. All but an efficient transport system would often fail essence of commercial agriculture in spite of laid out good farming practices. Post-harvest quick transportation that suits the best to the environmental causes has been kept in focus at our supply chain.
Quickly transported Organic ingredients, once reach the processing units, are cleaned at our state-of –the-art units and stored in modern hygienic facilities for onward packaging and distribution.
To ensure the stability of cargo containers during transportation across various modes, several pre-defined measures are implemented. In waterway shipping, solid foam or folded fibre board is strategically placed in the curved or triangular areas of the container’s floor. This placement effectively prevents the shifting of the load, providing better support and keeping the cartons upright.
During the unloading process, specialized tools and equipment are used to prevent any loss or damage to the organic ingredients. These measures ensure that the organic food ingredients are handled with care and maintain their quality throughout the procedure.
At our Rotterdam warehouse, we have implemented an innovative in-house CO2 cleaning system that plays a crucial role in reducing our environmental impact. This advanced technology allows us to recover up to 98% of the carbon emitted during the organic ingredients processes. By capturing and recycling this CO2, we actively contribute to minimizing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting sustainable practices.
At the last stage, the pallets containing organic ingredients are delivered to the customers, prioritizing their utmost satisfaction. Compressive SOPs and tracking procedures are in place to prevent package loss and provide timely updates regarding the shipment status. This ensures a smooth and reliable delivery process.

History of The Area

Ethnic Characteristics Of The Area

Social Life & Culture of the Area

How to Reach Laksar, Haridwar?

Laksar, Haridwar is well connected depicted being on semi-mountainous terrain. There are various modes of transportation to reach Laksar and Haridwar, including:

By Train

Laksar has a railway station, which is well-connected to major cities in India, including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai. Haridwar also has a railway station that is connected to major cities in India. Trains are an affordable and convenient mode of transportation to reach these destinations.

By Road

Laksar, Haridwar are well-connected by roads and highways, and there are many buses, taxis, and private cars available for hire. You can also take a bus from Delhi, Dehradun, or other nearby cities to reach Haridwar. Laksar, Haridwar is well-connected by highways and roads, and there are ample parking spaces available.

By Air

The nearest airport to Laksar, Haridwar is the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which is about 40 kilometers away. From the airport, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Laksar.

Elevation

Haridwar has an average elevation of approximately 287 meters above sea level.

River

The town is situated on the west bank of the Ganges floodplains.

Soil

The most common soil type in Laksar, Haridwar is Alluvial soil. Apart from alluvial soil, the region also has other soil types, such as sandy soil, loamy soil, and clayey soil.

Crop

Some of the major crops grown in the region include Wheat, paddy, Mustard, Oats and Pea.

Sustainability Efforts

Economic

Women's Empowerment through Entrepreneurial Training Programs

675

Empowering Young Women: Career Counseling for Future Success

234

Craftsmanship Unleashed: Skill Development in Artisanal Handicrafts

456

Social

Nourishing the Future: Workshop on Child Nutrition and Well-being

550

Guiding the Leaders of Tomorrow: Mentoring Programs for Students

950

Environmental

Cultivating the Earth: Advanced Training in Soil Regeneration

464

Towards a Plastic-Free Future: Comprehensive Reduce and Reuse Initiatives

123

Preserving Our Lifeline: Campaigns for Water Conservation and Stewardship

232

Agriculture in Harmony with Nature: Organic Farming workshops

987

Clean Village, Healthy Village: Promoting Cleanliness and Sanitation at the Grassroots Level

987

Our Impact

Impact of our Farmers

Farmers employ various methods to enhance soil fertility, such as crop rotation, cover cropping, reduced tillage, and application of compost. By reducing fuel-intensive tillage, less soil organic matter is lost to the atmosphere, leading to carbon sequestration. This reduces greenhouse gases and helps to reverse climate change. Moreover, reduced tillage can improve soil structure and decrease the possibility of soil erosion.

Difference our People are Making

Our organization uses several processes such as converting land from conventional management to organic management, managing the entire surrounding system to ensure biodiversity and sustainability, and crop production with the use of alternative sources of nutrients such as crop rotation, residue management, and organic manures. We provide complete biological inputs to our crops.

We also manage weeds and pests through better management practices, physical and cultural means, and our teams supervise and manage these activities. This approach makes us an integral contributor to the cause of sustainability.

Contribution by our Customers

Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of food safety and environmental issues, and their concern for their own health, the environment, and worldwide crises has risen exponentially. Organic agriculture has always been a production option followed by a few farmers worldwide, but now it has become the only option for many consumers. Simply by consuming organic produce, consumers are contributing to the overall health of the planet and creating an impact.

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