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People Welcome Delhi Government’s Initiative Of Bio-Decomposer Solution To Prevent Air Pollution Due To Stubble Burning

Recently the Delhi Government announced that it will prepare bio-decomposer solution from September 24 to cover 4,000 acres of farmland around the national capital

People Welcome Delhi Government's Initiative Of Bio-Decomposer Solution To Prevent Air Pollution Due To Stubble Burning
Highlights
  • Bio-decomposer capsules can be converted into a solution
  • The solution can be sprayed on crop stubble in the farmlands
  • The solution decomposes the stubble into compost in 20 days

New Delhi: People have welcomed Delhi Government’s initiative to prepare bio-decomposer solution in a bid to stop stubble burning that leads to air pollution. Reviewing the initiative as a constructive step in the welfare of Delhiites, a paddy grower, Mansraj Tyagi, who hails from Jhatikra village in Najafgarh told ANI that spraying bio-decomposer solution helps to decompose the stubble while it also increases crop production. “Last time, we used bio-decomposer spray on our land which helped in the decomposition of crop residue. It also made the soil fertile and increased crop production. We will spray it on our land this year also,” he said.

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Binod Tyagi, another farmer said that initially when bio-decomposers were introduced, farmers were apprehensive.

I sprayed the decomposer in my field last year and the stubble was very easily destroyed. After seeing the benefit, other farmers also decided that they will get their fields sprayed, he said.

Earlier today, Delhi Government announced that it will prepare bio-decomposer solution from September 24 to cover 4,000 acres of farmland around the national capital. Notably, the Delhi government in association with the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), Pusa developed a bio-decomposer capsule. These capsules can be converted into a solution to be sprayed on crop stubble in the farmlands. Once sprayed on the fields, the solution decomposes the stubble into compost in 20 days. Principal Scientist of IARI’s Department of Microbiology Lovleen Shukla said,

As per Delhi Government, they will use de-composer on 4,000 acres of land. We will provide them with the required quantity.

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She further informed that the kit has four capsules.

Preparing the solution is very easy. It requires, jaggery, besan, water and the capsules, she said.

Another Principal Scientist from the same department, YB Singh told ANI that last time the Delhi Government has used this bio-decomposer in 2,000 acres of land. “The results were really good,” he said.

Mr Singh further said that farmers are themselves coming forward to use these bio-decomposers after seeing the results.

There are demands from across the country for this. Individual farmers, organisation and NGOs are demanding the decomposer. Nearly 12 private firms have applied for its production. About 4-5 companies have already started the production of decomposers, he said.

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29,333 1,075

64,27,426 2,879

1,39,886 21

Kerala

48,79,790 11,150

83,333 2,476

47,69,373 8,592

27,084 82

Karnataka

29,84,484 462

9,103 26

29,37,405 479

37,976 9

Tamil Nadu

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14,058 268

26,40,627 1,418

35,948 20

Andhra Pradesh

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5,566 88

20,41,924 608

14,320 3

Uttar Pradesh

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112 6

16,87,048 17

22,898

West Bengal

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7,491 63

15,56,315 795

19,007 9

Delhi

14,39,466 25

310 12

14,14,066 37

25,090

Odisha

10,36,532 559

4,387 106

10,23,849 451

8,296 2

Chhattisgarh

10,05,735 34

185 3

9,91,979 36

13,571 1

Rajasthan

9,54,393 1

38 0

9,45,401 1

8,954

Gujarat

8,26,340 14

176 9

8,16,077 22

10,087 1

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,709 9

82 3

7,82,104 6

10,523

Haryana

7,71,116 15

133 7

7,60,934 8

10,049

Bihar

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30 12

7,16,345 15

9,661

Telangana

6,69,556 191

3,968 28

6,61,646 162

3,942 1

Assam

6,07,427 308

3,610 25

5,97,859 282

5,958 1

Punjab

6,02,113 32

232 16

5,85,331 15

16,550 1

Jharkhand

3,48,486 25

142 14

3,43,209 11

5,135

Uttarakhand

3,43,773 8

176 1

3,36,199 6

7,398 1

Jammu And Kashmir

3,31,299 78

800 3

3,26,070 80

4,429 1

Himachal Pradesh

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1,394 46

2,16,815 64

3,727

Goa

1,77,706 47

597 23

1,73,755 70

3,354

Puducherry

1,27,521 42

461 29

1,25,208 71

1,852

Manipur

1,22,970 71

1,360 2

1,19,706 66

1,904 3

Mizoram

1,15,207 741

10,263 505

1,04,548 1,243

396 3

Tripura

84,351 2

95 7

83,440 9

816

Meghalaya

83,158 79

761 21

80,958 58

1,439

Chandigarh

65,312 2

24 1

64,468 3

820

Arunachal Pradesh

55,043 12

138 7

54,625 19

280

Sikkim

31,800 17

175 6

31,232 22

393 1

Nagaland

31,659 18

255 8

30,728 10

676

Ladakh

20,886 3

34 0

20,644 3

208

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,676

2 2

10,670 2

4

Lakshadweep

10,365

0 0

10,314

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,646

7 1

7,510 1

129

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