Horticulture dept shares Kashmir’s focus on vermicompost units

Over the last six years, the Horticulture Department Kashmir has distributed 3661 vermicompost units to farmers in order to recycle organic material into rich and usable soil. From 2014-16 to 2020-21, 2553 are covered by the PMDP and 1108 by the MIDH.

Under two union government schemes, the department has given these vermicompost units to farmers at a 50 percent subsidy under organic farming: the Prime Minister’s Development Package (PMDP) and the Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH).

According to the HDO, the total cost of constructing these vermicompost units is around Rs 1 lakh, with the Central government subsidizing Rs 50,000, reports Rising Kashmir.com.

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