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Kerala varsity to analyse organic manure for FACT

BS Reporter  |  Chennai/ Kochi 

Fertilisers and Chemicals Travanocore Limited (FACT) has signed a memorandum of understanding  (MoU) with the (KAU) for quality analysis of organic manure  for a period of two years.

The MoU was signed by  TR Gopalakrishnan, registrar and director of Research, KAU, and  VK Anil, general manager -marketing, FACT, on Monday at KAU, Thrissur.

Under the agreement, KAU will collect samples of city compost manufactured by corporations/municipalities at Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Kottayam and Kozhikod every fortnight and analyse the same at its labs for determining various parameters like moisture content, colour, odour, particle size, bulk density, content of organic carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus and potash.

Only the successful lots will be labelled as 'Organic' by the central government enterprise.

First Published: Tue, February 22 2011. 00:26 IST