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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(4): 1283-1288
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.804.147


A Success Story of Farmer’s using Vermicomposting for Revenue and Employment Generation in Trans-Himalyas of Cold Arid Region
Jigmet Yangchan*, S.A. Ganie, M.A. Wani, V. Gupta, Anil Kumar and Yogesh Kumar
High Mountain Arid Agriculture Research Institute, Leh (SKUAST-Kashmir), India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Vermicompost is a fine granular, dark brown/black coloured organic product prepared by earthworms by using animal dung and organic wastes which is much useful for soil health. It has biological properties as rich in population of soil micro-organisms compared with those in conventional composts. Vermicompost has adequate amount of micronutrient and macronutrients depending on sources of earthworm’s feedstock. Earthworm promotes soil fragmentation and increase aeration of soil by volume 8-30 per cent. Vermicompost has at least four times more plant nutrients than conventional cattle dung compost. Vermicomposting is a source of creating self employment and revenue generation. This is an easy and faster process of converting organic matter into compost than other conventional methods. A farmer, Shri Skalzang Tundup adopted vermicomposting for his livelihood and started from a very small scale and became a successful producer of quality product. He argued that his product is demanded by nearby farmers, NGO’s and government organizations of Ladakh. Moreover, he is encouraging interested farmers to prepare this multifunctional quality product on their own farms so that farming community can be benefitted.


Keywords: Vermicompost, Worms, Humus, Soil, Micronutrient, Cattle dung
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Jigmet Yangchan, S.A. Ganie, M.A. Wani, V. Gupta, Anil Kumar and Yogesh Kumar. 2019. A Success Story of Farmer’s using Vermicomposting for Revenue and Employment Generation in Trans-Himalyas of Cold Arid Region.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(4): 1283-1288. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.804.147