Manure Production

Manure Production Infrastructure

Since 2005, intensive efforts are being made to make agriculture in Sikkim selfsustaining and self-sufficient by mobilizing effective utilization of on-farm waste. Strategies were drawn to develop necessary infrastructure for on-farm generation of vermicompost, enriched compost and liquid manure. Farmers were supported for construction of onfarm Vermi Compost Production units and Rural Compost-cum-Urine pit. Till 2008-09, 24536 Rural Compost-cum-Urine Pit and 14487 Vermi Compost units were constructed in farmers field. Eight vermiculture hatcheries were also established to ensure steady availability of live earthworms for vermicomposting

Table : Year-wise progress on construction of on-farm compost-cum-urine pits and vermicompost pits

Year No of compost-cum-urine pits No of vermicompost pits
2004-05 600
2005-06 2500 1000
Tadong 2750 6750
2007-08 6410 12786
2008-09 2227 4000
Total 14487 24536

 

Table : Location of vermiculture hatcheries

District State Govt/KVK Farms Installed production capacity (tons/annum) Vermicompost Earthworms
North Mangan 20 1.0
East Dikling
Nazitam
20
20
1.0
1.0
South Bermiok and Namthang
Melli Dera
40
20
2.0
1.0
West Daramdin and Gyalsing 40 1.0

 

Rural Compost-cum-Urine Pit

Rural Compost-cum-Urine Pit

Vermi-Culture Hatchery

Vermi-Culture Hatchery

Vermi-Culture Hatchery

Vermi-Culture Hatchery

Bio fertilizer Unit at Mazitar, East SikkimBiofertilizer Production unit
The Department is propagating the use of  biofertilizers through demonstration at the farmers’ fields. A bio-fertilizer production unit was constructed during 2009 at Mazitar using the funds provided by NEC. The Unit is ready to produce biofertilizers and it will be in a position to meet the requirement of these fertilizers for use in various crops of the State useing native strains of bacteria.

 

azolla-demonsration-pondAzolla culture
Azolla has great potential as a green manure in low land paddy cultivation and capable of providing a minimum of 30 kg N/ha to maximum of 60 kgN/ ha under field condition. Thus, incorporation of Azolla in soil increases soil organic matter content and nitrogen availability to plants. During 2009-2010, 200 units of Azolla pond have been developed at farmers field benefiting 200 farmers. This will help in supplementing nutritional requirement of plants under organic condition.indian escort in abu dhabiанализ сайта на слова