Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Farmers towards Vermiculture Technology

R.R. Kalita, M. Dutta Das Saynika Bora3


Organic manure provides a solution to the alarming environmental damage caused by chemical fertilizers. The
residues of chemical fertilizer are not only percolating into the soil but have moved into the reservoirs of water,
rivers and streams. With the global concern of safe foods, the concept of organic manure was introduced to the
farmers. Among the various sources of organic manure, vermiculture technology recognized as having considerable
potential as soil amendments and also source of generating additional income along with the environmental
balance. And by looking into the benefit of organic manure, most of the farmers of Jorhat District started vermicompost
in their houses. Thus the present study was undertaken to analyze the knowledge, attitude and practices of farmers
towards vermiculture technology. The study was conducted in Jorhat district of Assam.

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