Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
28-August-2012 15:53 IST
Use of Organic / Ecological Fertilizers being Promoted
The Government is promoting use of organic / ecological fertilizers by advocating soil test¬-based balanced and judicious use of chemical fertilizers, bio-fertilizers and organic manures to maintain soil health and its productivity.

The Government is also supporting production of bio-fertilizers and organic manures and providing subsidy for setting up of Vegetable and Fruit Market Waste Compost units and Bio-fertilizer production respectively.

The Department of Fertilizers has been encouraging the fertilizer companies covered under the subsidy regime to promote the usages of organic and compost fertilizers to support ecological/balanced fertilization.

To ensure quality, 4 organic fertilizers and 7 biofertilizers have been incorporated in the Fertilizer (Control) Order 1985. Notified laboratories under FCO Provision are monitoring the quality of these fertilizers.

This information was given by Shri Harish Rawat, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

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