Chemical fertilizers to be banned from 2016

January 13, 2015 0 Comments

ALAPPUZHA, January 9, 2015

Implementation in a phased manner: Mohanan

Agriculture Minister K.P. Mohanan has said that the government is seriously considering a ban on use of chemical fertilizers in the State.

He was inaugurating an exhibition-cum-sale of dairy, agricultural, and industrial products organised by the Chengannur block panchayat here on Wednesday evening.

Mr. Mohanan said the government was mulling over implementing the ban in a phased manner from next year.

He said a study conducted by the Agriculture Department had found that 96 per cent of the vegetables were cultivated using organic manure.