Vermicompost is an organic manure (bio-fertilizer) produced as the vermicast by earth worm feeding on biological waste material; plant residues. This compost is an odorless, clean, organic material containing adequate quantities of N, P, K and several micronutrients essential for plant growth. Vermicompost is a preferred nutrient source for organic farming. It is eco-friendly, non-toxic, consumes low energy input for composting and is a recycled biological product.
The solid waste generated in the order of 100 t / day by the two food processing plants of Jain Irrigation Company, if left to rot will deteriorate the environment and would become public nuisance. The Company has developed an efficient waste disposal system by culturing the lowly earthworm in an appropriate environment. The process allows for the safe conversion of waste into a valuable nutrient rich humus fertilizer-Vermicompost.