April 27, Samtse: The Hon’ble Director General of Department of Agriculture, Mr. Nim Dorji and Offtg. Dasho Dzongda, Dzongrab Phuntsho Wangdi launched the Vermi-composting technology at Bimtar, Norbugang geog. The event showcased the process of composting organic waste. These vermi-compost technology was established on Sarad Gurung’s farm. It will act as a demonstration unit in the Dzongkhag. The program was initiated by ADAO Kinzang Chophel, Samtse with the fund support for the his demonstration unit and its expansion from National Organic Programme (NOP) in 2015 -2016.
It is noted that the biggest problem facing the global agriculture today is decline in food production, degeneration in native soil fertility and deterioration in environmental quality due to application of synthetic agro-chemicals like fertilisers and pesticide.
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