Need Of The Project
During last 40 years farmers neglected to apply Sufficient Organic Manures while applying chemical fertilizers on the large scale. Consequently, the organic content in the rain fed soil has degraded to 0.4 per cent and soil has become less productive and less fertile. Similarly, due to excess use of irrigation, the p4 of the irrigated soil has become excessive alkaline (pH above 10).
Phase I in Maharashtra
About 2 millions of rain fed farmers are being registered for improvement of soil health for 1 Acre each. They are being provided with 1 MT of vermin compost at about 50 percent concessional price. Farmers are provided also various technologies for farm productivity improvement.
Establishment of about 10000 Vermin compost Units
About 10000 or farmers aspiring entrepreneurs are being provided with all the services required for establishing vermin compost Units. Each aspiring entrepreneur is expected to earn about Rs. 15000 income per month in rural Maharashtra.