Delhi govt. starts spraying bio-decomposer in farms

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Delhi govt. starts spraying bio-decomposer in farms

  • The Delhi government has started spraying bio-decomposer solution in farmlands to decompose the stubble left after harvest.
  • A bio-decomposer capsule, developed by Pusa Institute, is made into a solution through a week-long process, and this solution can decompose straw and stubble into manure.

Bio-decomposers formation:

  • Pusa Decomposer is a mix of seven fungi that produce enzymes to digest cellulose, lignin and pectin in paddy straw.
  • The fungi thrive at 30-32 degree Celsius, which is the temperature prevailing when paddy is harvested and wheat is sown.

Usage of Bio-Decomposer in the field:

  • A liquid formulation is formed using decomposer capsules and fermenting it over 8-10 days and then spraying the mixture on fields with crop stubble to ensure speedy bio-decomposition of the stubble.
  • The farmers can prepare 25 litre of liquid mixture with 4 capsules, jaggery and chickpea flour. The mixture is sufficient to cover 1 hectare of land.
  • It takes around 20 days for the degradation process to be completed.

Benefits of PUSA decomposers:

  • Improves the fertility and productivity of the soil as the stubble works as manure and compost for the crops and lesser fertiliser consumption is required in the future.
  • It is an efficient and effective, cheaper, doable and practical technique to stop stubble burning.
  • It is an eco-friendly and environmentally useful technology."