MANGALDAI, July 15 - Pawan Borthakur, Joint Secretary in the Union Ministry of Agriculture, formally launched a new innovative organic manure commercial production scheme called �NADEP Tank� at Bamunpara village of Mangaldai in Darrang district.
The scheme, taken up jointly by the District Agriculture Department and the District Krishi Vigyan Kendra, aims to construct 500 rectangular concrete tanks of 72 cubic feet in 25 villages and 20 tanks in each village.
Borthakur launched the scheme at the house of beneficiary Manabendra Sarma at Bamunpara by laying the foundation of a tank in the presence of several senior officials, including District Development Commissioner Sweety Gogoi Kalita, District Agriculture Officer Nila Kanta Deka, Chief Scientist of District Krishi Vigyan Kendra Dr Pabitra Kumar Bordoloi and Agri Sub-Divisional Officer Iftikar Noori Ahmed, among others.
Speaking on the occasion, Borthakur described how the new concept developed by a Maharastra-based farmer namely ND Pandhari Pandey, popular in his area as �Nadep Kaka� may be beneficial for the youths of Assam to produce organic manure at a very low cost and thus earn commercial profit.
He urged the farmers to use organic manure for sustainable productivity of their farm land and also test their land to know about any deficiency. After collecting a soil health card, the land may be treated accordingly.