Gurdip Singh, 28 yrs
Guru Nanak Public School,
G-8 Area, Rajouri Garden, New Delhi 110064.
We have started a
Vermi-Compost Project for the healthy disposal of
biodegradable waste in our school which is being maintained by the
students. The leftover food and vegetable peels from the school canteen
and from the tiffins of the students is fed into the pit after an interval
of 2-3 days. This pit contains special type of earthworms, which convert
this waste food into Compost in about 2 months. This is a very rich manure
and helps in the growth of the plants. Since the beginning of the project
we have already harvested 3 crops of vermi-compost. To create awareness
amongst the common people about this compost, we have started giving this
compost as a gift to the guests of the school. The compost is also being
used for maintaining the school gardens. We also plan to sell the surplus
at nominal rates.
Diary of a Junior
Hi! This is Faraz. I want to
tell you about my visit to theMillenium International Children's Conference on the
Environment inEastbourne, U.K. Earlier I had submitted a project on the harmful affects of
polybags and the steps we can take to cut down the use of polybags in Delhi. On the basis
of what I had written I was selected to represent the country.