DERGAON, Dec 1 - The project �Porombandhu,� launched at DKD College here for producing vermicomposts, has gained popularity among students and farmers of the area, who are keen to use organic fertilisers.
The college authorities had started it as an independent project in 2018. The aim of the project was to make the farmers aware about the organic manure.
The coordinator of the project and Associate Professor of Botany Dr Minuwara Begum, along with her team, has been monitoring the project.
Talking to the correspondent, Dr Begum said the sole purpose of the project is to spread awareness among students and farmers about the use and benefits of organic manure and to provide training on organic farming.
�The soil has already been polluted by different man-made activities. For getting high crop yield, farmers are applying different kinds of pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, weedicides, fungicides, nematicides, inorganic fertilisers, etc. This disturbs the soil ecosystem. To avoid this type of soil pollution, we started the project on the vermicomposting process in April 2018 on the college campus,� Dr Begum said.
It may be mentioned that from this academic session, vermicomposting is open for students of the Choice Based Credit System undergraduate course under Dibrugarh University for all streams as one of the skill enhancement courses.