CM to Javadekar Scale up IARI tech to deal with crop residue

  • | Saturday | 26th September, 2020

New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday wrote to Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, recommending scaling up the use of a low-cost technology developed by scientists at theIndian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) here to deal with stubble burning. IARI scientists have developed a chemical that decomposes stubble and turnsit into manure. There is no need for farmers to burn stubble, Kejriwal said. Scientists say stubble burning reduces soil fertility by killing the good bacteria present in it. But if the crop residue can be turned into manure, the use of fertilizers can be reduced, the letter read.

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