Organic solid waste management by employing earthworms has multifarious role to play in a developing country like India.
Firstly it makes way for utilization of available organic wastes to produce the rich source of organic manure of high quality, which is superior to other types of organic manures in its physico - chemical and biological properties.
Secondly, the manure is produced in a shorter duration of time of six weeks and is fully matured, homogeneous matter.
Thirdly, the programme provides job opportunities for the unskilled labor force.
Finally, it is the best way of guarding the environment.
Vermi-compost (compost produced by the activity of selected species of earthworms) has been adjudged as the best source of organic amendments to soil. Using vermicompost can fulfill the requirements for organically grown products.