Indian Journal of Agricultural Research

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Impact of Pranic Agriculture on Germination and Protein Content of Green Gram (Vigna radiata)

Abhishek Nadig, Srikanth N. Jois, K. Nagendra Prasad, V. Vinu
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1World Pranic Healing Foundation, India-Research Centre, Mysuru-570 009, Karnataka, India.
Cite article:- Nadig Abhishek, Jois N. Srikanth, Prasad Nagendra K., Vinu V. (2020). Impact of Pranic Agriculture on Germination and Protein Content of Green Gram (Vigna radiata). Indian Journal of Agricultural Research. 55(3): 369-373. doi: 10.18805/IJARe.A-5508.
Background: Pranic agriculture comprises the natural healing method of projecting the vital energy- prana to improve the quality and quantity of the crop. This study aimed at investigating the effectiveness of pranic energy on germination and protein content of green gram against the control group. 
Methods: The germination rate, mean germination index, the water absorption rate, soaked fresh weight, sprouted fresh weight, radical length, radical diameter, seedling vigor index and protein content of green gram were measured after two days of germination. 
Result: The pranic treated green gram had increased the germination rate of  7.17% (p<.05), germination index of 8.07% (p<.01), water absorption rate of  26.50% (p <.01), soaked fresh weight of 21.62% (p<.05), sprouted fresh weight of 48.50% (p<.01), radical length of 39.45% (p<.05), a radical diameter of 19.15% (p<.001), seedling vigor index of 50.56% (p<.05) and protein content of 158.60% (p<.01) compared to the control group. Thus, pranic agriculture helped increase the germination and protein content of green gram. Further studies are warranted to evaluate the difference in the nutritional composition of pranic and control green gram seeds.
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