The Vengeri-based Niravu, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), will get Rs.50,000 from the State government’s Department of Environment and Climate Change for its organic farming project ‘Jaivasree.’ The aid comes under the ‘Paristhithikam 2012-13’ environment awareness campaign.

Babu Parambath, project-coordinator, said here on Wednesday that the project envisaged the use of garbage to make manure to be used for vegetable cultivation.

Under the project, each house would grow vegetables in at least 10 pots to ensure round-the-year availability.

The garbage would be converted to manure using earthworms. Under the project, Niravu intended to promote the use of biodegradable bags, thereby minimising the use of plastic.

Plastic objects, the use of which cannot be avoided, would be cleaned and kept by the users. These would be sent for recycling every three months.

The Niravu’s project has been selected for financial support of the department of environment and climate change under the government’s “paristhithikam 2012-13” environment awareness campaign.