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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
07-December-2010 17:01 IST
Use of Organic Fertilisers on the Rise
With the increase in awareness about soil health and importance of balanced and judicious use of fertilizers, farmers are using organic fertilizers, including vermicompost, compost and biofertilizers to maintain soil health and its productivity. Production of organic fertilizers which was 2136 lakh tonnes in 2008-09 has increased to 3486 lakh tonnes in 2009-10 is an indication of growing use.

The Government is encouraging production of organic fertilizers by providing financial assistance under National Project on Organic Farming (NPOF), National Horticulture Mission (NHM) and National Project on Management of Soil Health and Fertility (NPMSHF). Financial assistance is also available for organic fertilizers under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY).

This information was given by Prof. K.V. Thomas, Minister of State for Agriculture, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

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