Tanahun, 18 December 2015: The shed improvement programme initiated by Tanahun District Agriculture Development Office is becoming effective in the district. The initiative is gaining popularity when the farmers adopted commercial vegetable farming by collecting and channelizing urine of cattle.
The office had implemented shed improvement programme in total 735 sheds including 410 in the fiscal 2071-72 and 325 in 2072-73 BS, shared Agriculture Extension Officer at the District Agriculture Office, Binod Ghimire.
An economic assistance of Rs 5,200 each has been provided to farmers covered in the porgramme as incentive, he added.
The office informed that the programme has been in place in a dozen VDCs of the district including Sepabagaincha, Bariphant, Chandrabati, Shyamgha, Anbukhaireni, Dhorphirdi, Chokchisapani, Ghansikuwa and Bhimad.
Under the programme, the shed is structured in such a way that the urine of the cattle directly collected in a pit and channelized to vegetable farming.
“The urine collected in a pit could be used for irrigation required for vegetable plants and also it served as a good source of nitrogen fertilizer and insecticide”, Ghimire said.