Trg in low-cost green manuring imparted

MEBO, Nov 22: Over 35 women benefitted from a ‘training programme and hands-on exercise on vermicomposting and weed composting techniques’, organized by the Itanagar-based GB Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment & Sustainable Development (GBPNIHESD) here in East Siang district on Friday.
Organized under the ongoing project themed ‘Enhancing eco-cultural livelihood of biodiversity-rich areas of Arunachal Himalayas’, the programme was specially focused on SHG members from four villages in Mebo circle.
GBPNIHESD researchers Firdoushi Islam and Lukde Tasar imparted training in the process and application of weed composting and vermicomposting, and provided hands-on training to the participants.
Three HDEP vermi-bags (a low-cost flexible composting chamber) were also distributed to the SHGs, in order to enable the SHGs and other farmers to start learning and practicing the techniques for making natural manures.
A session on solid waste management under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA) was also conducted.
Earlier on Friday, the GBPNIHESD team organized an interactive session on ‘automatic rain gauge and temperature recorder’, and an essay competition under the SBM, titled ‘Solid waste management’, at the government secondary school in Balek.