Although batch composting of manure is very common throughout China at both large and small scales, there is little experience with composting of human waste in urban centres. This project, the first on thermal composting of human faeces under indoor controlled conditions, took place in a highdensity urban setting in Dongsheng, Erdos Municipality in Inner Mongolia, China.

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Kalpana Jain / New Delhi March 30, 2010, 0:59 IST

The stink is out of urine, literally and metaphorically, with a growing number of researchers spotting commercial and ecological value in a liquid most people consider waste.

Gandhinagar: Appalled by strong demand for organic fertilisers both from ruling BJP and Opposition Congress MLAs in the Gujarat state assembly on Thursday, state agriculture minister Dilip Sanghani blamed Government of India for failing to encourage it in a big way.

Experiments were conducted to determine the efficacy of various vermicomposts produced from agro- and distillation-waste of medicinal and aromatic crops on hatching of eggs of Meloidogyne incognita (Kofoid and White) Chitwood and root-knot disease development in tomato.

A tea from Kurseong hill station was served at the Beijing Olympics.
Sankar Ray writes about its lesser known victories with organic farming and environment friendly initiatives

DHENKANAL: Sanatan Mallick (70) does not use any modern techniques or costly pesticides for cultivating brinjals and green leafy vegetables on his one acre land.

Yet, he manages a turnover of Rs 5 to 6 lakh per annum. This progressive farmer claims he had been making profit out of his farmland without any big investment but with the help of just drain water.

When he would come home from his modest half-acre farm after sundown, Ramesh Pradhan wouldn

THODUPUZHA: In an effort to encourage bio-farming, the Central Government has decided to provide subsidy for bio-manure.

Inaugurating the meeting of farmers as part of the `Agrifest

Jyoti Mhapsekar has ideas on low-cost ways to reduce the world's carbon burden. As president of the Parisar Vikas women's waste-pickers cooperative in Mumbai, India, and a climate activist, she has first-hand experience in an industry that is not only one of the cheapest ways to reduce emissions.

An experiment was conducted during 2005-06 and 2006-07 in the Division of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture, Khalsa College, Amritsar to study the effect of combined used of farmyard manure and poultry manure with 75, 100 and 125 per cent NPK on productivity, nutrient uptake and profitability of autumn potato.