About Us


Mahima Research Foundation and Social Welfare (Reg. # 643/2007-08 Under society Act of India 1860) aiming the problems of the society like losing food product prevalence and its nature, poverty, un-employment, hunger, price rice, happing of suicide, corruption, decreasing in nationality, patriotism and morality, environmental challenged and pollution, migration from rural area, water problems in agriculture our foundation started taking many kinds of activity resulting in peace and prosperity. One of the major concerns in today rural areas of Narottampur, Narshada, Shihorava & Jakhani of Kashi Vidyapith Block of Varanasi District is the pollution and contamination of soil. The foundation running the “Awareness Programme of Organic Farming” in these areas, resultant now, better food secure, crop production, improving the soil fertility, increase the economical level.


Our Team

Mahima Research Foundation and Social Welfare, 194, Karaundi, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221 005, Uttar Pradesh, India

Mob.: 09335094154, E-mail: mrfsw_kvns@yahoo.com, mahimafound@gmail.com

Ratnesh Kumar Rao

Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Institute of Agricultural Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221 005

Mob.: 09450796225, E-mail: pksssac@gmail.com

Department of Entomology & Agricultural Zoology, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221005

Mob.: 09451939903, E-mail: raghu_iari@yahoo.com


In these area, total population (around 3,32,734) of block is spread in 43 Nyaya Panchayat, 87 Gram Panchayat and 130 villages. More than 50 % block population belongs to Schedule caste, out of remaining populations majority belongs to Schedule Tribe and Backward. Total geographical area is 146.1, irrigated area is 55221 and un-irrigated area is 7676 hectare under this Block. The farmers are working in this area are 77265. On the closer examination of social scene in the above villages following points emerge :

  • Livelihood of the poor population is based on farming and migratory labour.
  • Their entire energy goes in daily caring for food.
  • Farming is rain fed and little external inputs are used.
  • Marginal land holding with poor return.
  • Rare a large number of unproductive cattle for economic security.
  • High indebtness and barter economy.
  • Big problem of water sources for drinking and agricultural use.


Yes, India is one of the leading developing countries making economic progress through industrial and agricultural development programmes. Agriculture is the major source of livelihood, particularly in rural areas, where about 65-70% of the people have been living. However, the present level of agricultural production has not reached the optimal stage because of series of hurdles. India’s traditional organic agriculture and how last 70 years have seen rapid use of fertilizers and pesticides in the name of the Green Revolution. This period has resulted in a near irreversible loss of livelihood to millions of farming households and large scale misuse of chemical inputs. Green revolution, affirmed that while biotechnology had a vital role to play in helping India and the world to achieve food security. In that context, it is felt that only an autonomous, professionally-led national biotechnology regulatory authority would “inspire public confidence” in genetically modified organisms. We need is an Evergreen Revolution, but with ecologically sustainable techniques like organic farming, horticulture and green agriculture. With expected climatic changes and sea-level rises as a result of global warming, biotechnology could have a crucial role to play in ensuring bio-diversity and making crops more resistant to external stresses. A majority of the crops suffer due to nutritional deficiency. In the areas of intensive agriculture such as Punjab, Haryana, Tarai region of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, the sugarcane belts in the rest of the country, excessive doses of imbalanced fertilizer application has been a problem of serious concern. These areas also suffer from excessive use of water for irrigation, when soils turn alkaline or saline and the fertilizers applied to the soils are not available for the crops. Mahima Research Foundation and Social Welfare have adopted organic farming as a way of farming for these communities out of necessity. The training imparted created an environment for undertaking organic farming vigoursly. Consequently, 5000 families entirely switched over to organic cultivation. These are the families who are fully convinced with the practices and working as motivators of the Mahima Research Foundation and Social Welfare. This is very encouraging trend in the Narottampur, Narshada, Shihorava & Jakhani of Kashi Vidyapith Block of Varanasi District. The chances of its spread are very high. However, there is no room for complacency, the trainings of organic farming and awareness programmes have to be undertaken continuously till the time that entire villages starts practices it.


These activities play a major role in the sustainable development and progress of nation. The help to grow and develop every important sector like i.e. Kashi Vidya Peeth Block, namely agriculture, housing, environment, defense, health, transport, industry etc. Understanding how these sectors are utilizing organic farming as tool for development can be an important activity for farmers and control the environmental pollution. Organic farming will help solve such problems as increased salinity of the soil and chemical run-offs from the agricultural fields. Thus, organic farming is important if we are to ensure a healthy future for the generations to come. In the long run, such an approach brings about a deeper appreciation for science and makes education more effective. The main impact of organic farming are – to expose young farmers to the exciting world of organic farming to create interest in new organic farming subject and to develop their curiosity, creativity and an urge for innovation in the field of organic farming

Plans for the Future

  • Increase the level of organic fertilizers in future.
  • Socioeconomic development of India through Ahinsak Krishi.
  • Improving of Soil fertility.
  • Advance technique of Biodynamic practices.
  • Ecological factors and organic pesticides.
  • To developed the modern techniques of Soil test in Varanasi District
  • Restoration degradation through reforestation and improved agricultural practice.
  • Development of new mechanism for sources of water in rural area for agricultural use.
  • To create awareness among the people of rural area for water conservation for agricultural use.
  • To create awareness among the people of rural/ urban area for controlling the Environmental pollution through water conservation.
  • To develop strategy mechanism for controlling Nil Gai from damaging crops with consultancy of various stakeholders such as farmers/ scientist and forest department etc.
  • Documentation of Indian Traditional Knowledge system (ITK) and their efficacy adopted by different farmers controlling Nil Gai.
  • Novel method for recognition of good people of society who may be considered as Indian citizen of Prouds.
  • Conservation of plant, other natural resources including extinct species.
  • Cow Protection due to use of cow product in industrial process.
  • Cultivation, collection and processing of Medicinal and aromatic plants by farmers through organic farming.
  • More employment and self employment including unskilled and skilled person.
  • Development without adequate consideration for health and environmental safeguards can prevent the improvement of living conditions for the very people whom the development efforts was intended to benefit.
  • Controlling the water pollution
  • Promoting the Biodynamic practices & Bio-pesticides practices
  • Making Self-help-group of BPL families in rural/ urban areas of Varanasi district Awareness programme of Global warming and climate change.
  • Seminar/ Workshop/ Conferences Organized
  • National Seminar on “Advance Techniques of Organic Farming for Cultivation of Medicinal and Aromatic Plant” to be held on December 13-14, 2008 at Varanasi.
  • National Seminar on “Role of Shadchakra in Chronic Diseases”, November 21-22, 2009.
  • National Seminar on “Organic Farming for Protection of Food-Crops through Biodynamic Technology and Cultivation of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants: Prerequisite for Eco-Balancing”, December 18-19, 2009./li>
  • National Conference on “Controlling Blue Buck (Nil Gai) from Damaging Crops”, December 18-19, 2010 at Varanasi.
  • National Seminar on “Protection of Food-Crops & Medicinal Plants through Biotechnology in Organic Farming for Sustainable Development”, held on March 26, 2011 at Rajapur, Post-Gosaipur, Distt.-Buxar, Bihar
  • National Conference on “Controlling Environmental Pollution through Water Conservation for Sustainable Development” to be held on 26-27 November 2011 at Seminar Hall, Department of Philosophy and Religion, Faculty of Arts, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  • National Conference on “Integrative Approach to Metabolic Disorders (IAMD)”, held on 10-11 November 2012 at, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  • National Conference on “Integrated Farming Systems for Sustainable Agriculture in Global Market : Challenges and Opportunities (IFSSAGMCO)”, to be held on 22-23 December, 2012 at Seminar Hall, Department of Philosophy and Religion, Faculty of Arts, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  • Workshop on “Organic Farming” on 30th March 2012 at Mahima Research Foundation and Social Welfare, 194, Karaundi, BHU, Varanasi.
  • National Seminar on “Mahila aur Samaj” on 7th February 2012 at Mahima Research Foundation and Social Welfare, 194, Karaundi, BHU, Varanasi.
  • National Conference on “Scope of Translational Researches in Ayurvedic Medicine”, 19-20 October 2013 at New Lecture Theater Complex, IMS, BHU, Varanasi
  • National Conference on “Systematic Approach in Implementation of Informational and Resource-Saving Technologies in Food-Crop Production: Prerequisite for Eco-Balancing”, 23-24 November 2013 at Seminar Hall, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
  • International Conference on Recent Advances on the Role of Basic Sciences in Ayurvedic Medicine. 18-19 October, 2014 at S.V.D.V. Auditorium, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  • International Conference on Novel Innovations & Strategies for Boosting Production & Productivity in Agriculture. 15-16 November, 2014 at Seminar Hall, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Baranas Hindu University, Varanasi

Health Camp Organized

  • Health Camp organized on 28th September 2008 at 194, Karaundi, BHU, Varanasi.
  • Health camp organized on 20th July 2008 at Panchayat Bhawan, Karaundi, Varanasi.
  • Health camp organized on 28th December 2013 at Panchayat Bhawan, Karaundi, Varanasi.

Organized Awareness Programme

  • Organized “Awareness Programme of Organic Farming (APOF)” On 5th January 2009 in four villages Naipura Kalan, Narottampur, Dafi and Narayanpur.
  • Organized “Awareness Programme of Organic Farming (APOF)” On 3rd January 2010 in Babatpur, Varanasi.
  • Organized “Awareness Programme of Organic Farming (APOF)” On 17th January 2010 in five villages Jakhani, Narottampur, Narsada, Shihorawa, Shanshapur, Varanasi.
  • Awareness programme of “Jaiwik Kranti Rally” (from BHU Gate, Sankat Mochan, Durga Mandir, Durgakund, Bhelupur Chauraha and Rani Laxmi Bai Maidan) on celebration of “National Earth Day”, 22nd April 2014.

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