Vermicompost Units

Eternal University, Baru Sahib is the first girls University of Northern India located in the Sirmour district of Himachal Pradesh. It is an academic institution with an emphasis on research work that helps in upliftment of the rural people in district Sirmour of Himachal Pradesh. The faculties and students of this university have adopted 5 village Panchayats of Sirmour district under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan for extension services, training and transfer of latest technology among the villagers for their inclusive development. Keeping this in view, our University has established two “Vermicompost Units” each of approximately 20x20 feet. In these units, we are using Eisenia fetida species of earthworm for conversion of organic waste into compost. This species of earthworm is considered as the most promising species for decaying organic matter in a less time. We are providing training to Agricultural students and to local farmers on the process of making vermicompost from organic waste materials. We are also organising on campus training programmes for local farmers and during these trainings farmers were made aware about the uses of bio fertilizers (compost) which is economically viable and sustainable.