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Policy on “Promotion of City Compost” assented by cabinet

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Policy on “Promotion of City Compost” has got a stamp of approval by the Union Cabinet to lower the maximum retail price of city compost for farmers.

  • As per policy, sale of city compost will be assisted by Rs 1,500 per tonne, which can be utilized as organic fertiliser by farmers.
  • A joint contrivance will be organised by Department of Fertilizers, Ministry of Urban Development and Department of Agriculture to supervise and make adequate quantity of City Compost available by having a mutual accord with compost manufacturers and Fertilizer Marketing companies.

Policy on “Promotion of City Compost” assented by cabinetHow compost is helpful?
Composting helps in diminishing the mass of waste from garbage lot by transforming it into useful by-products. It also acts as a “pollution proof” for environment as it prevents fabrication of harmful greenhouse gases and toxic material that pollutes ground water. Some other uses are as follows:

  • Clean city
  • Environment friendly quality product
  • Generate employment in urban areas
  • Carbon and primary/secondary nutrients to soil

Players encouraging City Compost

  • Co-marketing of City Compost with chemical fertilizers has been undertaken by fertilizer companies and marketing entities through their dealers’ network.
  • In order to promote the use of compost, companies have also adopted villages.
  • Government Departments and PSUs will also take up City Compost in relation to horticulture or any another related activity.
  • Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) campaigns will be carried out by concerned ministry to educate farmers and to mount initiation of compost plant.
  • Targets will be assigned to Universities & Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVK) to raise awareness about the usage of city compost.

What is Compost?
Compost is an organic matter that has been decomposed and recycled as a fertilizer and soil supplement, as it is rich in nutrients. It is used in gardens, landscaping, horticulture and agriculture. It acts as soil conditioner.