The steps required for conversion of kitchen garbage into manure are given below in a jumbled form
  1. Put garbage in a pit.
  2. Cover the bottom of the pit with sand.
  3. Cover the pit loosely with a gunny bag or grass.
  4. Add worms.
Which of the following shows the correct sequence of the above steps?
(a) (ii); (i); (iii); (iv)
(b) (i); (ii); (iii); (iv)
(c) (ii); (iv); (i); (iii)
(d) (iv); (i); (ii); (iii)

AcademicChemistryNCERTClass 6

Correct answer: None of the options are correct. The correct option should be (ii); (i); (iv); (iii).

Explanation: Steps for vermicomposting are as follows :

(i) Dig a pit in a suitable place in your garden.

(ii) Spray sand on the floor of the pit.

(iii) Add vegetable peels and fruit waste to the pit.

(iv) Sprinkle water to keep it moist.

(v) Place redworms in the pit.

(vi) Cover loosely with a gunny bag or a layer of grass.

(vii) Leave it for 3–4 weeks. After 3–4 weeks, the vermicompost is ready.

[Extra information: 

The garbage containing plant and animal wastes and waste food, when left as such in pits or heaps, is acted upon by bacteria, fungus-like organisms, causing rotting.
Rotting leads to the formation of manure. It is the conversion of complex molecules into simple molecules that can be used by plants for growth and development. Thus, the rotting and conversion of some organic materials into manure is called composting.

Vermicomposting is the method of preparing compost with the help of redworms or earthworms.]
Updated on 10-Oct-2022 13:20:23