Self-reliance is one of the four founding principles of the Gurukul. Agriculture and Dairy help the Gurukul to become self-reliant. The agricultural activities are implemented in 6-7 acres of land and its characteristics are as follows:
- Crops grown by organic farming.
- 50 quintals of Vermicomposting is produced.This is used as manure and the excess is sold.
- Horticulture comprising more than 200 fruit-bearing trees has been developed. These fruits are used in the Gurukul itself.
- Vegetables are grown in the farms and are used to cook for 200 people daily.
- Agriculture supports the Gurukul to become economically self-reliant.
- Students are exposed to farming from which they learn a lot.
- Food for the cattle is harvested from these fields.
- The fuel required for cooking and hot water is also from these farms.
Diary husbandry is a supplementary activity to agriculture as fodder is available in ample quantities. Students enjoy milk and milk products of domestic nature from this Goshala. Some significant points:
- Shed for 20-25 cattle (cow, buffalos, ox etc.)
- Daily production of 25-30 litres of milk.
- Cow dung used in producing organic manure and for vermicomposting.
- Students play an important role in its management.
- It’s serves as a laboratory to educate students.
- Bulls are used for cultivating the land.