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Compost Hub of Malkangiri District

Compost Hub of Malkangiri District

Introduction

To give boost to organic farming and also create additional income source for the farmers ,it was decided to develop a vermi compost Hub in one village.

Details of the Project

Around 100 beneficiaries were selected for this Project who would construct one vermi compost pit each. Funding was done under MGNREGS. The Project was taken up by WATERSHED Department and monitored by DRDA .The cost of each vermi compost pit is Rs 32,000/- ( Wage : 4800/- Material : 27200/- )

Impact

  1. Generation of 52 qtl compost per year in 4 cycles.
  2. Income Generation of Rs 60,000/- year per pit
  3. Boost to Organic farming
  4. Reduction in input cost of agriculture
  5. Productive use of cow dung.
  6. Dry Mahula leaves which were burnt earlier are used as input in compost pit.

Source : India Knowledge Hub

Last Modified : 8/27/2021



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