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Potential for Value Addition of Buffalo Dung through Eco-friendly Disposal in India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Instructional Livestock Farm Complex, Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University, NTR College of Veterinary Gannavaram, Andhra Pradesh -521102, INDIA Science

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 3, Issue (12), Pages 52-57, December,22 (2014)

Abstract

A study was carried out on value addition of buffalo dung through ecoand subsequent vermicomposting with the objective of identifying a solid waste management system that is economical to the dairy producers besides protecting the environment. The average dung produced per day by a buffalo weighing 400±50 kg was ranged from 19.05 to 26.75 kg which was significantly (P0.01) different among buffaloes due to variation in body weight. The average total and volatile solids per cent of the buffalo dung and digested slurry were 20.56 0.12 and 78.37±0.38 and 67.13± 0.61 per cent, respectively which were significantly (P0.01) different. the buffalo dung and digested slurry was cooking (500g) rice plus lighting was 910.47±0.82 through biogas production and subsequent vermicomposting of digested slurry an amount earned compared to traditional open composting of fresh buffalo dung

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