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Composting and Vermicomposting

 

 

Developed by
Vasudevan Padma  Professor
padmav@rdat.iitd.ernet.in
Sharma Satyawati  Professor
ssharma@rdat.iitd.ernet.in
Department/Centre
Center for Rural Development and Technology

Center for Rural Development and Technology

Description:
The biodecomposable wastes such as kitchen wastes, if not properly managed decompose creating an insanitary environment conducive to insect breeding and spreading of diseases. While composting is an age old technology, there are limitations due to the longer time periods required for completion of the process. Use of earthworms for faster degradation of partially composted wastes is termed vermicomposting. The technology involves management of the right species of worms under conditions optimal for the vermicomposting process in a time period of 4 weeks or less.

Special Features:
Can be operated at household, community and twonship level.

Prospective Users:
Urban and rural households and habitats

Keywords:
Kitchen waste, solid waste composting, earthworms, horticulture

Type of Technology:
Process and design

For further informatiom, Please contact directly the faculty member/inventor under intimation to Managing Director, FITT, sengupta@fitt.iitd.ernet.in.
 

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