Recycling of organic wastes through earthworms: An alternate source of organic fertilizer for crop growth in India

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Development of an appropriate technology for recovery of resources from non-conventional sources, like organic wastes, is most required to solve part of our energy crisis and environmental degradation. With an immense increase in the human population, industry and agriculture, disposal of these waste materials has become a problem, not only in India, but in other parts of the world as well. Earthworms, with their peculiar habits of feeding, burrowing, etc. are nature's most useful converters of wastes. The present study is an attempt to discuss in detail the availability of organic resources in India, their agricultural value, and the role of earthworms as an alternate source of organic fertilizer. Maize and wheat crops were grown as test crops. © 1994.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25 - 50
Number of pages26
JournalEnergy Conversion and Management
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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