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Management of Agriculture Waste from Market Yard Through Vermicomposting

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Botany, Baburaoji Gholap College, Sangvi, Pune, Maharashtra, INDIA
  • 2Lonkar Madhamik Vidhyalaya Mundhawa,Pune, Maharashtra, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 1, Issue (ISC-2011), Pages 289-296, (2012)

Abstract

Solid waste management has become one of the major problems we are facing today. The rapid increase in the generation of huge quantity of waste is one aspect of the environmental crisis. This is accompanying with recent global development with respect to rapid urbanization and population growth which has resulted into generation of large quantity of organic solid waste. The Agriculture Produce Marketing Committees (APMC’s) are generating large quantity of organic waste from cereals, pulses, fruits, vegetables and in some markets from cattle. The farmers bring the produce to the market from farms without grading and cleaning it. Most of the produce is sold on weight basis, in order to make more profit. Hence the organic waste in the market area increases and puts pressure on the e system of agricultural solid waste collection and management. Due to these increased volume and weight, most of the waste remain uncollected and starts decaying at the site. As a result the foul odour is spread thought vicinity of towns and cities. The solid waste collection and disposal system is not efficient. The APMCs are usually located in the centres of town which creates sanitation, problems and hygiene hazards to the common people. This research paper is concentrated on handling this problem in simplest, scientific, economical and environmental friendly way to transform waste materials into compost through vermicomposting by using an exotic species of earthworm - Eisenia Foetida and Eudrilus euginiae.

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