Potential of Vermicomposting Technology in Solid Waste Management

  • Vinod Kumar Garg 
  • Renuka Gupta 
  • Anoop Yadav 


“How will solid waste be managed?” is an important question demanding attention due to the rapid growth in solid waste generation worldwide. Urban conglomerations, with their ever-increasing population and consumerist lifestyle generate voluminous solid wastes. Apart from these sources, industries are other potential and relatively new source of solid wastes. Industrial growth is resulting in greater goods production, improved livelihood opportunities for urbanites but degraded environmental quality of cities. The key problems posed by industrial wastes include: a) Contamination of soils and surface and subsurface water by pollutants present in the sludge through leaching, b) The contamination of environment by heavy metals and chemicals, c) Colour imparted to the water bodies or soils and d) Odour problem inviting public attention. The ecologically and commercially sustainable management of industrial sludges is a major issue faced by all Indian industries due to stringent National disposal standards regardless of size or location of the industry.


Solid Waste Sewage Sludge Organic Waste Water Hyacinth Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungus Colonization 
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  • Vinod Kumar Garg 
    • 1
  • Renuka Gupta 
    • 1
  • Anoop Yadav 
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Environmental Science and EngineeringGuru Jambheshwar University of Science and TechnologyHisarIndia

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