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TN Governor launches distribution of vermi-compost to schools

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Banwarilal Purohit today launched the distribution of vermi-to schools in an effort to create awareness on solid management among students.

The bags containing vermi-produced in the Raj Bhavan campus were given away to headmasters of 70 schools, a press release from the Governor's office here said.

In his address at the event, Purohit touched upon the salient features of vermi-compost, it said.

The campus has a large number of trees and therefore dry leaves and plant litter is abundant, the release said adding this and bio-degradable collected from the residential quarters and buildings are dumped in a micro-pit to generate manure and vermi-

"This is used as fertilizer in the gardens of Raj Bhavan and the excess manure and vermi-compost are packed and given to schools free of cost," the release added.

Such organic manure and vermi-compost have several advantages over and pesticides and they may be used to increase the fertility of soil and production through organic farming, it said.

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 14:50 IST