Telangana Panchayat Raj Minister Errabelli Dayakar Rao today said that the use of organic fertilisers created through the practice of vermiculture (the cultivation of earthworms in order to use them to convert organic waste into fertiliser) was greatly beneficial to farmers, and urged the agrarian community of the state to adopt the practice.
Speaking after meeting a team of farmers from Makhrake village in Adilabad district, who have been able to start a flourishing vermiculture and vermicomposting practice, he said, "Vermiculture not only creates potent natural fertilisers through wet garbage, it also helps in the disposal of such biodegradable wastes without inundating the natural and human environment with harmful chemicals. This makes the practice beneficial both for economic and environmental reasons. The success of this team of farmers is the perfect example of the benefits of practising organic farming and vermiculture - they have been able to increase their crop yield in a sustainable fashion," he said.
He appreciated the farmers for adopting the practice and for earning Rs 2 lakh annually through it.
The Telangana government has recently been greatly involved in taking steps to safeguard the environment and ecology of the state. The forestry department, for instance, took several steps to preserve the swamplands of the state