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VERMICULTURE BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR WASTE MANAGEMENT IN DIFFERENT SEASONS : A CASE STUDY

Article Id: ARCC1017 | Page : 213- 218
Citation :- VERMICULTURE BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR WASTE MANAGEMENT IN DIFFERENT SEASONS : A CASE STUDY.Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research.2011.(30):213- 218
Sunita Agarwal and Lalita Arora
Address : Department of Home Science, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur - 302 015, India

Abstract

Vermicomposting is used for biodegradation of organic wastes, by using one of the most promising composting worm species, Elisenia fetida in Maharani’s college hostels i.e. Annie Besant hostel and Mother Teresa hostel, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India. For vermiculture procedure, one bed was made for collection of waste and oil, salt drain out process and two beds were made for vermiculture process. The 4000 earthworms were released in vermibed-I. The data clearly revealed that the winter season found to be best season for earthworm’s activity and waste degradation as compare to rainy and summer season.

Keywords

Vermicomposting biodegradation Elisenia fetida.

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