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.
How 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.