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Vermicomposting is the process by which the earthworm is used to convert organic waste into vermicompost, an excellent organic manure. :

 

Vermicomposting is the process by which the earthworm is used to convert organic waste into vermicompost, an excellent organic manure. Earthworms consume all kinds of organic wastes under conducive conditions, including kitchen waste, animal waste, agricultural residues and even paper.

The prime market for vermicompost is in agriculture and horticulture. Farmers are already using vermicompost in large quantities. Small and marginal farmers would do well to produce vermicompost on their own. Home gardens, kitchen gardens and commercial plant nurseries are an excellent market for vermicompost in urban areas.

This enterprise offers tremendous scope for expansion in rural areas because it has the potential to engage small farmers and women who can easily set up such units at the household level.

The enterprise is based on the conversion of waste matter into rich plant humus by using earthworms. No specific skill is required. It is a viable production oriented enterprise with tremendous scope for expansion in rural areas.

For further details contact:

Development Alternatives, TARAB 32 TARA CrescentQutab Institutional AreaNew Delhi 110 016

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