Current Affair Diary 9/10/2020

Pusa Decomposer

✓According to Environment Ministry, Pusa Decomposer will be used on a trial basis in Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi for 2020.

✓The burning of paddy stubble has been a cause of concern for the past several years as it contributes to air pollution.

✓It is a common practice in October and November across North West India, primarily in states of Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh.

✓This is done to quickly clear crop residue from their fields before planting the rabi wheat crop.

✓‘Pusa Decomposer’ is developed to tackle the issue of stubble burning.

✓Developed by: Indian Agriculture Research Institute (IARI).

✓It is a fungi-based liquid solution that can soften hard stubble so that it can be easily mixed with soil in the field to act as compost.

✓It will also help in retaining the essential microbes and nutrients in soil that are otherwise damaged due to the burning.

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