of Vermicomposting Technology for Effective Solid Waste Management for Dhule
City ( A Case Study)
1Dr. D. P. Gupta and 2Dr. Arvind Dewangan
1Director HCTM Technical Campus, Ambala Road – Kaithal, Haryana INDIA, Email: email@example.com
Engineering Department, Haryana College of Technology & Management, HCTM
Technical Campus Kaithal-Haryana INDIA.
Vermicomposting is set up by first placing a basal layer of vermibed comprising of broken bricks or pebbles (3-4 cm.) followed by a layer of coarse sand to a total thickness of 6-7 cm. to ensure proper drainage. This is followed by a 15 cm. moist layer of loamy soil into this soil are inoculated about 100 locally collected earthworms (about 50 surfaces and 50 subsurface varieties) small lumps of cattledung (fresh or dry) or dry leaves are then scattered over the soil and covered with a 10 cm layer of hay. Water is spread till the entire setup is moist but not wet. Less water kills the worms and too much chases them away. The unit is kept covered with leaves, old jute bags can also be used for covering. Watering the unit is continued and the unit is monitored for 30 days. The appearance of juvenile earth worms by this time is a healthy sign.
International eJournal of Mathematics and Engineering
Volume 4, Issue 2, Pages: 2065 - 2074