A Report on Vermicompost, Prepared by Student of Life Sciences

A Report on Vermicompost, Prepared by Student of Life Sciences

The Department of Life Sciences assigned a project  ‘Vermicomposting’ to the students of Second Year. The work on the project was initiated on 28 July 2017 and the final product recovered on 09 September 2017. It took around 40-45 days for the completion. Vermicomposting is the most promising a high-value bio-fertilizer which not only increases the plant growth and productivity by nutrient supply but also is cost-effective and pollution free. Use of vermicompost promotes soil aggregation and stabilizes soil structure. This improves the air-water relationship of soil, thus increasing the water retention capacity and encourages the extensive development of root system of plants. It is observed that the mineralization of nutrients is enhanced and it results in boosting up of crop productivity. This project was completed under the supervision of Prof. Heena Shah. Prof. Amit Kapoor, Head of  Life Sciences highlighted the significance of this project as: “This project can be a better option for the Campus Sustainability Plan to achieve Zero Waste Campus Policy and preserve university land. In addition, this project can also be employed for educational purposes and other outreach programmes.”