Day 1: (26th September 2022)

The First day of the training programme was inaugurated in the KVK Training Hall, Champhai District. The training was started at 10:30 AM with introductory session. Ms.R.Vanlalduati, Scientist (Soil Science) began Vermicomposting an overview and scope of vermicomposting, site selection. The second session started with introduction of different types of earthworms for vermicomposting like Eisenia foetida, Endogeic and Epigeic etc. The first training ended with interaction and discussion.

Day 2: (27th September 2022)

The training began with production and practices of Vermicomposting, management of Earthworm. The second session was started at 2:00 PM with methods of vermicomposting i.e bed and pit method, materials required, filling up of Vermibed. This theory was followed by the practical demonstration on vermicompost.

Day 3: (28th September 2022)

On this day, we covered preventive measures for vermicomposting, Nutrient content, advantages and benefit of vermicompost over chemical fertilizer and pest management in vermicomposting. During the training the resource person explained the possibility of vermicomposting in small scale for domestic purpose and on commercial scale and explained about it increasing popularity at both national and international scale. 

Day 4: (29th September 2022)

At 10: 30 AM we started the training programme with Maintenance of moisture in vermicomposting. She suggested adding the fresh organic material based on how rapidly those were being consumed by earthworm and best would be to let the material to decompose outside the bed for about two weeks so that the leachate drain out thus maintain moisture content in vermicompost. Further she pointed the need to not to leave the vermicompost unattended too long as there can be excess or deficiency of moisture or any other imbalances in layering of bedding materials. The second session started with process of vermicomposting and harvesting time, Economics of vermicompost and marketing. Scientist talk about that production of vermicompost is economically viable in the district and has greater opportunity to cover more number of villages since the raw materials are available in bulk quantity at reasonable price. She also mentioned that vermicompost is one of the best alternatives among organic manures as a soil amendment input. Vermicompost production is a viable option to increase farm income but inadequate research and problem analysis activities have been carried out to date in the production, processing and marketing aspects of vermicompost. 


Day 5: (30th September 2022)

5th Day began with introduction of vermi wash and preparation of vermi wash and significance of vermi wash. Nutrient content of vermi wash, recommended doses of vermiwash for Plants, fruits and flowers. We had interaction and discussion programme among the rural youth members and trainer, the mutual interactions among the participants and the facilitator facilitated to bring forward the problems being faced by the participants, the causes and the knowledge gaps. 

Visit to Vermicompost unit at KVK demonstration unit.