The study was conducted in purposely selected Jhadol Panchayat Samiti in Udaipur district of Rajasthan. Four villages of Panchayat Samiti were selected on the basis of maximum work done in vermiculture by various organizations. The respondents were then selected from a list of vermicompost unit holders of each selected village by following the proportionate sampling procedure.

With the aim to study the comparative effects of vermicompost, farm yard manure, biofertilizer and chemical fertilizers on growth, yield and quality of food product, the most common vegetable crop - Lady's Finger was selected and the impact of these four supplements on shoot length, fruits, plant and protein content of the fruit was studied by growing this crop in the botanical garden of S.B., P.G. College, Baragaon Campus, in the year 2005 and 2006.

A vermin-composting project at the household and farm level was carried out in Baroda in 2007. Its major objective was to encourage families and farmers to manage their garbage at the household and farm level by adopting vermin-composting.

Dairy industry generate large amount of white highly turbid liquid waste products which cannot be processed further in the industry and has to be discarded. They contain very high organic matter that may be in dissolved or colloidal form and is thus very high in BOD and total solids.

Experiments have been carried out on the impact of commonly used pesticides on the population of earthworms and enchytraeids in rice-wheat cropping system. After he was done with evolution theory, Charles Darwin turned his attention to earthworms. In 1872

Vermicompost has changed fortunes of farmers in a drought prone Karnataka district

Wastewater treatment plant that also functions as a garden

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