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.
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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