For your agricultural field or garden

For your agricultural field or garden, you have developed a compost producing pit. Discuss the
process in the light of bad odour, flies and recycling of wastes for a good produce.

The compost producing pit should be set up at a suitable place to protect ourselves from bad odour and flies. Biodegradable domestic wastes e.g., used tea leaves, vegetable and fruits waste are put in the compost pit and it is covered with a little sand. After some time, it is converted into compost by the action of heat and bacteria. Compost pit should be kept covered so that flies cannot make entry into it and the foul odour is minimise. Non-biodegradable domestic waste such as plastic, glass, metal scraps, polythene bags, etc., are sent for recycling. Recycling converts waste into wealth.