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GNFC Starts Marketing of Narmada City Compost Organic Fertilizer in Gujarat
Hon’ble Agriculture Minister Shri Babubhai Bokhiria Flagged off the first consignment of Narmada City Compost.
Gujarat Produces 19000 MT City Compost per year.
City Compost Organic
Honourable Agriculture Minister of Gujarat, Shri Babubhai Bokhiria flagged off the first consignment of Narmada City Compost Fertilizer to be marketed by GNFC at Gandhinagar on 27.4.2016. Resp. Managing Director of GNFC, Dr. Rajiv Kumar Gupta, I. A. S. is also seen with the honourable Minister.

The State Govt. has decided to produce best quality of organic fertilizer alongwith the disposal of solid waste of Mega cities of the country under the "Swachha Bharat Mission" and its process in this direction has already been started.

Speaking on the occasion, the Hon'ble Minister told that this step taken by Gujarat state would prove a landmark among the actions taken by the state, under the campaign of “Swachha Bharat Mission” launched by the Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. The purpose of this campaign is to give latest & scientific treatment to the unban solid Waste. The Central Govt. has given this responsibility to the various fertilizer companies for marketing of City Compost Fertilizer prepared by processing the urban solid Waste scientifically. The Central Government has also declared subsidy for promotion of City Compost.

As a result, thousands of metric tones of solid Waste produced daily in the municipal areas of the state would be disposed off and best quality of organic fertilizer-City Compost would be produced for land improvement with nutrients.

About 19,000 MTPA City Compost is produced in Gujarat at present. GNFC, Bharuch has been assigned the marketing of City Compost produced from Municipal Solid Wastes of Ahmedabad, Surendranagar, Morbi and Patan cities.

GNFC has already entered into agreements with Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and Nagarpalikas of Suredranagar, Morbi and Patan. In the first year, GNFC has planned to market about 5,000 MT City Compost

Urban Development & Urban Housing Department, Government of Gujarat and GNFC are committed to the Swachh Bharat Mission and to the Sales & promotion of organic fertilizers.