Special Issue Article
Vermicomposting: A Superlative For Soil, Plant, And Environment
Application of chemical fertilizers reduces land productivity and crops become dependent on periodic inputs of the chemical fertilizers. Land, need to be prevented from degradations. Green manures are effective alternatives to chemical fertilizers in the management and preservation of soil fertility and productivity, adding organic matter and nutrients to the soil. Soil fertility can be improved and maintained initially through use of organic inputs like well decomposed organic manure/Vermicompost. The best alternative of the present day’s environmental degradation is to make proper use of the available unutilized organic biodegradable wastes in order to convert them into compost within a short period. Vermicompost could be used as an excellent soil amendment for main fields. The waste is often left unattended at the disposal sites, creating a health hazard. The slogan worth recollection is “Don’t waste, waste, waste is precious”. Improper solid waste disposal contribute to local episodes of disease, regional water resource pollution, and global greenhouse gases. Solid Waste Management (SWM) is one of the most pressing environmental challenges globally as well as locally. The implementation of SWM practices benefits both public health and environmental quality directly and substantially. This can be solved by combination of effective technologies like Bio dung composting and Vermitech. The waste generated from the city consists of biodegradable organics can be converted into valuable bio-compost by applying Vermicomposting technology.