SUNDESH has been promoting Vermi-composting in its operational villages to drive awareness about the benefits of organic farming and the ill-effects of chemical fertilisers. Vermicomposting is a heterogeneous mixture of decomposed vegetables, tree leaves and food waste where worms convert this waste into organic fertilizer. Containing water-soluble nutrients, it is an excellent nutrient-rich organic fertilizer and soil conditioner. In 2007, during the Kisan Club and SHG meetings, SUNDESH suggested that farmers should look for ways to improve the quality and quantity of farm outputs while maintaining the health of the soil.
To promote the concept, SUNDESH provided 5 kg worms to each farmer who was interested in adopting this concept. Today, 9 farmers in three villages (Chauna, Tatarpur & Sidhipur) have set up their own individual units. A total of 10 farmers have now adopted the concept of Vermicomposting.