The Dutch plan of using India as a dung dump has been debunked. Import of the highly contaminated cattle dung as manure, had been banned by the Indian government last September, but it took the agriculture and fertiliser ministries several months of dithering to finally say no to a persistent Dutch businessman who offered upto 6 guilders per tonne for Indian farmers to take the shit off his hands. Farmers back in the Netherlands, are reported to offer as much as 20 guilders per tonne for the dung disposal. The Dutch press has stated that the dung is so toxic, it cannot be disposed anywhere in their country. Fortunately, Indian administrators seem to have woken up to the fact that it is time India steps away from the wrong end of the environmental milch cow.
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