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Chemical fertilizers to be banned from 2016

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Implementation in a phased manner: Mohanan

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.

Read more here: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/chemical-fertilizers-to-be-banned-from-2016/article6770087.ece

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