Manipur farmer promotes zero-waste agriculture with low-cost Eel farming

A 31-year-old farmer Zidda Ahamad Singamayum from Yairipok Singa from Thoubal district has been promoting zero-waste farming since 2019 using waste products from mushroom farming. With the creation of vermicompost from the wastes left after harvesting of Eels, no single waste is left in this farming process. "I got the idea of eel farming after witnessing the Biofloc fish farming. Since then, I started research work on Eel farming through YouTube and practically started it using a tarpaulin, waste from mushroom farming, cow dung, and waterweed," Zidda said. In collaboration with Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Imphal east, he is currently working to produce eel eggs using artificial insemination.