Jeevamrut is a liquid organic manure which is an excellent source of natural carbon and biomass that contains macro and micro nutrients required by crops. In comparison to other forms of manures, Jeevamrut has proven to be more effective and can be used along with other manures. The product of organic liquid fertilizer is meant for the fermentation process, which constitutes efficient living soil microorganism that improves the plant growth, productivity and supply sufficient amount of nutrients. Such fertilizers are cost effective and eco-friendly bio-inoculants having great potential to enhance agricultural production in a sustainable way. It can reduce excessive use of the chemical fertilizers in the soil which cause low fertility of the soil. Therefore, Jeevamrut is the best alternative to chemical fertilizer. Jeevamrut is completely organic. Therefore, it can be used in the organic farming, serves as a rich source of the micro-organism that fixes the nitrogen and solubilize phosphorus and also it is a rich source of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and many micronutrients. From the point of preparation, jeevamrut is cost effective that enriches soil with indigenous microorganism required for mineralization. It is obtained from cow dung, cow urine, pulses flour (Besan) and jaggery. The use of jeevamrut is, in acidic soil increases the pH level and vice versa in alkaline soil. It sustainably increases crop yield and cuts down an entire expense of chemical fertilizer and improves the soil health.

Jeevamrut is 100% organic and have no harmful effects on soil health. It is made up of two words “Jeevan” and “Amrit.” The first word Jeevan means “Life” and the second word Amrit means “Medicinal potion.”

Ingredients required for the preparation of Jeevamrut is Fresh cow dung 10 kg, Water 200 litre, Cow urine 10 litre, Virgin soil 500 gm and Jaggery 2 kg.

Preparation of Jeevamrut
  • Take 200 litre water in barrel.
  • Take 10 kg local cow dung (Indian breed) and 5-10 litre cow urine (Gomutra) and add it in water.
  • Add 2 kg jaggery (Gud), 2 kg pulses flour and handful soil from virgin soil of the farm in barrel.
  • Then stir the solution well and need to keep it for 48 hours in the shadow. The mixture needs to be stirred couple of times for minimum 10 minutes. It gets fermented. After 48 hours Jeevamrut is ready to use. It can be used for 2-3 days.
Durability of Jeevamrut

Jeevamrut has to be kept in the shade and should be kept covered. Care should be taken that no insect falls in the mixture or lays eggs in it. To prevent this, the container should always be covered with a wire mesh or plastic cover. It can be stored for 60 to 75 days without any effect to its quality, provided that it is kept in the shade and is being stirred twice a day. The solution thickens over time, so water has to be added appropriately.

Advantage of Jeevamrut
  • Acts as an agent to increase the microbial count & friendly bacteria in the soil.
  • Improves pH of the soil.
  • It can be made within 4-5 days so it can be used effectively and frequently.
  • Suitable for all crops and increases the yield.
  • Reduces costs of chemical fertilizers
  • It is easily used with irrigation water as fertigation
Disadvantage of Jeevamrut
  • It is prepared from animal remains and naturally it has a very foul smell.
  • It is in liquid state thus not use for broadcasting.
  • The liquid has a shelf life of not more than 10-12 days beyond which it isn’t potent.
How To Use Jeevamrut For Plants?

Jeevamrut can be applied in two forms i.e. solid and liquid. Solid form is generally called as “Ghanjeevamrutam.” Components of both the forms i.e. liquid and solid is nearly same. The only difference is in the amount of liquid.

In Liquid Form:
You can apply 5 to 10% of Jeevamrut in water in the form of a spray. For one acre of land 200 Litres of Jeevamrut is required. Spray in the interval of every 7 to 14 days for better results.

In solid Form:
You can apply ghan jeevamrutam directly in your farm. You can apply in the powder form in your field just like you apply vermicompost or Farmyard Manure. It can be stored for 8 months.