Apr 26, 2022
Poor quality of cattle sheds has not only led to unhygienic conditions, but also led to wastage of rich resources, like urine and dung. Due to the improper construction of sheds, urine and water flow towards the animals and stagnate in pools deteriorating the quality of urine and cattle manure.
PIWAAI’s FYM training aimed at effective management of cattle manure and urine collection by improving the shed floor, thus enabling improved soil health and plant protection through use of good quality FYM and cattle urine. The farmers in all three municipalities were supported to improve cattle sheds along with the construction of urine collection. A subsidy per farmer was provided for labor cost to support for the construction.
Before the training, farmers were adopting traditional methods of composting; collecting cattle dung in small heaps in an unmanaged way, which was then left in direct contact of sunlight and rain. Cattle urine collection was not practiced, and it normally infiltrated from the shed floor, as the floor was not cemented. With this simple intervention, the project hopes to produce a multiplier effect in the village with other farmers adopting the improved practices as well.
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