Workshop on vermicomposting and natural farming held at Barpathar
A day-long workshop on vermicomposting and natural farming was held on Wednesday for the women Self Help Groups at the office of Barpathar Municipal Board.
BARPATHAR: A day-long workshop on vermicomposting and natural farming was held on Wednesday for the women Self Help Groups at the office of Barpathar Municipal Board. The workshop has been organised under the aegis of Barpathar Municipal Board and supported by District Agriculture Office of Golaghat. The Chairman of Barpathar Municipal Board Sanjib Baruah delivered the welcome speech and briefed the key agendas of the workshop to invitees, key speaker, associate speaker and participants.
The Assistant Commissioner of Sarupathar Sutrishna Bordoloi, ACS briefed the advantages and future scopes of vermicomposting to the members of Self Help Groups. The key speaker of the workshop, Deputy Project Director of Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) - Golaghat Tapan Kr. Mahanta said that the most important aspect of compost produced by earthworms is that it is 100% organic. There are no harmful chemicals and it is not required to mix with anything. The most significant benefit is that the nutrients in earthworm compost are very easily absorbed by the roots of plants. Unlike chemical fertilizers, vermicompost is not easily flushed from the soil because of the worm mucus that it contains. Plants are able to derive maximum benefit from this organic mixture, stated a press release.