Reaching the Unreached
Vermiculture means artificial rearing or cultivation of Earthworms and the technology is the scientific process of using them for the betterment of human beings. Vermicompost is the excreta of earthworm, which is rich in humus. Earthworms eat cow dung or farm yard manure along with other farm wastes and pass it through their body and in the process convert it into vermicompost. The municipal wastes; non-toxic solid and liquid waste of the industries and household garbage’s can also be converted into vermicompost in the same manner.
Skill development training was imparted to 32 number of participants, funded by NABARD, Karur for 7 days and 250 participants with the financial assistance of DRDA, Dindigul for 0ne day with 50 beneficiaries in each batch for 5 batches. To provoke the technical skill of the beneficiaries and for the entrepreneurial development of the rural women in Mylampatti village of Kadavur block of Karur district, 50 number of vermicomposting units were erected with a thatched roof shed, open from all sides with unpaved (katcha) floor in East-West direction length wise to protect the site from direct sunlight. The base of the site was raised 6 inches above ground to protect it from flooding during the rains.