Curd Fertiliser Reducing Farming Costs in Bihar

Jagarnath Prasad and Ajit Kumar, both marginal farmers, have reduced their cost of production and increased their income by using a concoction from homemade curd in place of urea as fertiliser on their fields. Both have successfully increased their production of their kharif and rabi crops as well as vegetables, litchi and mango.

Jagarnath and Ajit have been using a carefully-prepared mixture of curd with water in a mud pot, with a copper spoon inserted into in for 10-15 days. They then spray it on vegetables, litchi and mango in place of urea, other chemical fertilisers like DAP, potash and pesticides. They also mix it with vermicompost to spread on their fields to provide sufficient nitrogen, phosphorous and potash to their crops.