Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare

Production of Organic Manure through Agricultural Wastes and Animal Dung

Posted On: 30 JUL 2021 6:41PM by PIB Delhi

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has developed improved technologies for the preparation of quality composts namely Vermi compost, bio-enriched compost, Mineral-enriched compost (such as Phospho-Sulpho-Nitro compost, Phospho compost), and rapo-compost from different biomass including animal excreta etc. Besides, lignocellulolytic microbial consortium has been developed for reducing the period of composting within 30-45 days depending upon the substrate used.

Under Capital Investment Subsidy Scheme (CISS), credit linked back ended subsidy is provided  to private agencies through NABARD @33% of total financial outlay subject to the maximum of Rs 63 lakh/ unit against total financial outlay of Rs.190.00 lakh for maximum capacity of 100 tonnes per day of Fruit & Vegetable Agro Composting Unit, while State and Central Government agencies are provided 100% assistance with maximum limit of Rs 190.00 lakh.

The Government is providing input subsidy @ Rs 31000/ha under Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana and @ Rs 32000/ ha under Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North Eastern Region  for promoting use of bio and organic fertilizers. ICAR provides technical backstopping and imparts training, organizes front-line demonstrations etc. to educate farmers on production of organic manure through utilization of agricultural wastes and animal dung etc. as and when required.

State-wise details of fruit and vegetable compost units established under Capital Investment Subsidy Scheme (CISS) through NABARD since 2004.

 

Sl. No.

State

Fruit and vegetable compost units

Number of Units

Subsidy released (Rs. Lakh)

  1.  

Andhra Pradesh

2

48

  1.  

Assam

2

42.945

  1.  

Bihar

1

4.125

  1.  

Delhi

1

20

  1.  

Goa

1

11.6

  1.  

Gujarat

1

4.773

  1.  

Haryana

1

63.00

  1.  

Karnataka

8

339.68

  1.  

Kerala

2

21.287

  1.  

Madhya Pradesh

1

2.258

  1.  

Maharashtra

1

35.712

  1.  

Manipur

1

17.53

  1.  

Tamil Nadu

4

148.332

  1.  

Uttar Pradesh

1

19.187

  1.  

West Bengal

1

15.125

Total

28

793.554

 

This information was given in a written reply by the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar in Rajya Sabha today.

 

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