Shillong, Aug 16: Chief Minister Conrad Sangma inaugurated state’s first biofertilizer unit in Kyiem village, Mawphlang.
The plant aims to further promote organic practices and ensure an adequate supply of organic fertilisers.
Inaugurating the plant, he said that the bio fertilizer unit will support the state government’s initiative to transition towards organic agriculture.
“Our objective is to promote organic farming across the state, and this biofertilizer unit is a key component of that strategy,” he said.
He emphasised that providing a consistent and affordable supply of organic fertilizers is essential to realise the goals of the organic movement.
“Organic farming relies on the availability of organic fertilisers. If we fail to ensure their accessibility in the right quantities, at the right prices, and at the right time, our efforts are in vain,” he said.
At present, the state’s demand for organic fertilisers stands at around 25,000 metric tonnes. As organic farming gains traction and expands across various regions, this demand is anticipated to increase steadily.
The plant is part of the larger mission to promote organic cultivation and protect the environment.
He also reiterated the government’s mission to achieving its organic farming objectives.