Government launches NDDB’s subsidiary for manure management

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Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Purushottam Rupala launched NDDB MRIDA Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) to take forward the manure management initiatives across the country.

Important facts

  • NDDB MRIDA Limited, an unlisted public limited company, was incorporated on 1 July 2022 by the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) under the Companies Act, 2013.

  • This will open the way for additional income to dairy farmers from the sale of slurry or dung.

  • This will help in saving the farmers by virtue of substituting cooking fuel with biogas.

  • Efforts are being made for better use of bovine dung, under this effort this new company will give impetus to manure management efforts.

  • Promoting the use of cow dung based manure will gradually replace chemical fertilizers with organic fertilizers thereby reducing India's dependence on fertilizer imports.

Manure management initiatives

  • Under the Sub-Mission on Seeds and Planting Materials (SMSP), the government provides 50% cost support for distribution of green manure required for one acre of area per farmer.

  • Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) is promoting cluster based organic farming with PGS (Partnership Guarantee System) certification.

  • The manure management initiative has the potential to generate biogas equivalent to 50 per cent of India's current LPG consumption.

  • Manure produces bio slurry equivalent to 44 per cent of India’s NPK requirement.

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