Meghalaya: Calls to ban chemical fertilizers in state

SHILLONG: The Meghalaya State Planning Board (SPB) have suggested to complete ban on sale of chemical fertilizers to encourage organic farming in the state.The State Government had completely withdrawn subsidy on chemical fertilizers from last year.

However, chemical fertilizers are still being sold in the open market and farmers are still using these for their produces.The State Government wants to emulate Sikkim which has declared itself as the first and only Organic State in the country. So far, under the Organic Mission launched last year, 546 hectare of land has been brought under organic farming.

(TNT News with input from internet sources)

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