Best Ideas 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.
Promote weed growth in tea gardens
Explain your idea in details:
Our aim is to improve weed growth in tea gardens. Our initial approach would be to work on areas where young tea plantations are kept. We plan to spray humic acid or add verbicompose to the soil to improve the soil structure and quality. In this way,more organic matter will be present in the soil which will help in production of organic tea which is good and healthy from human consumption. We also plan to maintain the ph of the soil to less than 5.5 in order for tea plants to grow effectively in acidic soil,We will apply nitrogen rich fertilizers and increase the calcium intake of the plant.We will also apply cattle manure and promote the growth of earthworms as they help to digest organic wastes.In this way we will promote the growth of weeds in the plantation site and regulate their growth as per our requirements
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
There would be more plantation and weed growth which will compliment the old plantations and increase productivity and sustainable development in the tea estate. The plantation site would be cleared of some problems which were identified as the root causes in hindering development activities in the garden and decrease productivity in the estate.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
We plan to implement after the 2nd flush gets over and get rid of certain problems in our gardens. The business model is as per our project requirements with three of the trainees deployed for undertaking the work and get results after it is completed.
My age is 34 and I am a trainee in the tea garden and estate. My work is to do research on ongoing activities in the tea estate and improve overall functionality of the estate. I have completed Post Graduate diploma in CTC and Orthodox Tea Plantation and Manufacturing this year. I plan to solve some of the problems of the plantation site and improve overall productivity of the estate