New Technique May Help Fight Stubborn Stubble
The Times of India Delhi|September 25, 2020
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New Technique May Help Fight Stubborn Stubble
New Delhi: After reviewing a bio-decomposer solution created by scientists at Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) at Pusa through which crop stubble could be converted into compost, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said the technique could be used to fight stubble burning, which chokes Delhi-NCR during the winter months.
Alok KN.Mishra

Kejriwal is expected to meet the Union environment minister soon with a request to implement the technique in the neighbouring states so that people breathe well during winter. The decomposer capsules could be sprayed in the fields after farmers reap the crop, which would not only reinvigorate the soil but also reduce the need for fertilisers.

Deemed a cost-effective way to deal with air pollution caused by stubble burning, the technique involves spraying of Pusa decomposer capsules along with a liquid formulation, which will help decompose stubble into compost.

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September 25, 2020