For one mound of gram seed, 3-4 jugs of sour buttermilk is required. Only after the seeds are treated for 3-4 hours in sour buttermilk that they are used for sowing.
Crop Family: Fabaceae- Pea family
Crop Scientific Name: (Cicer arietinum)
Crop Vernacular Name: Chickpea, Bengal gram, Gram; Hindi: Chana; Gujarati: Chania; Sanskrit: Jivana, Chanakah
Formulation: Gram seed, buttermilk
Ingredients: Sour buttermilk
"Resource Guide For Community Managed Sustainable Agriculture, NRLM Resource Cell (CMSA), National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, (Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India) Rajendranagar, Hyderabad – 5000030."