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Vol. 10, Special Issue 12 (2021)

Vermicomposting for income generation by farm women in Umaria district, Madhya Pradesh

Vinita Singh, KP Tiwari and K Muwel
Vermicomposting is a process of turning organic debris into worm castings. These castings are known for high amounts of nitrogen, potassium, phosphorus, calcium and magnesium and have excellent aeration, porosity, water holding capacity etc. The present study was carried out in the village Tali of Umaria district by Krishi Vigyan Kendra with the objective to demonstrate the management of bio waste through vermicomposting for income generation. Training on various aspects of vermicompost production was provided to 40 farm women, out of which a total of 10 women who showed their interest were selected for vermicompost production. Data on their socio-economic aspect was taken prior to the study. Then a training on vermicompost production technology was imparted to them. Their knowledge in this aspect was checked before and after training. After that, under frontline demonstration HDPE made vermi-compost bags of size 12x4x2 ft and 1 kg earthworm of species Eisinea foetida was given to the beneficiaries for vermicompost production. Data obtained showed that farm women possessed low level of knowledge on vermicompost production before training which increased after attending training programme. Average yield of vermicompost and worms obtained per year per unit was 4.172 tonnes and 6 kg respectively with a gross average income Rs. 31004 and B:C ratio 4.04.
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How to cite this article:
Vinita Singh, KP Tiwari and K Muwel. Vermicomposting for income generation by farm women in Umaria district, Madhya Pradesh. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(12S): 1474-1476.

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