Agriculture Minister K.P. Mohanan has said that the government is seriously considering a ban on use of chemical fertilizers in the State.
He was inaugurating an exhibition-cum-sale of dairy, agricultural, and industrial products organised by the Chengannur block panchayat here on Wednesday evening.
Mr. Mohanan said the government was mulling over implementing the ban in a phased manner from next year.
He said a study conducted by the Agriculture Department had found that 96 per cent of the vegetables were cultivated using organic manure.