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Javadekar held a meeting with ministers on the issue of stubble, saying - new technology will be used to deal with it

The India Print Fri Oct 02 2020

New Delhi. Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Thursday that this year, Rajasthan and its neighboring states will use a new technology developed by Rajasthan Pusa Agricultural Institute to rotate Parali in the fields. The burning of starch every year increases pollution levels in Delhi and its neighboring states (Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan). Javadekar said this in a digital meeting with the environment ministers of these states in Delhi. It was organized to take stock of the preparations of these states and to take precautionary measures before burning the straw.

Javadekar said that stubble burning has reduced in the last three years but more work needs to be done to deal with this issue. Central Pollution Control Board, State Pollution Control Board, Delhi Development Authority, etc. also attended the meeting. After presiding over a one-hour meeting with the states, Javadekar said that all five states have detailed their action plan and made Delhi incomplete to focus on its 13 pollution hotspots and avoid dust. Road construction works have been asked to be completed.

He said that apart from burning of straw, there are many reasons which increase pollution in the national capital, including garbage, dust and rough roads. Javadekar said, "The central government has given machines to destroy crop residues. The decomposition technology of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and Pusa will be tried on trial basis in the states this year.

He said, "We are also promoting the use of bio CNG and bio energy. Vehicles with BS-6 standards are being introduced. "IARI has developed the Pusa decomposition, which consists of four tablets (tablets). These are made from fungi which will help the paddy straw to decompose faster than normal time. For this, its solution has to be sprayed in the fields. IARI is administered by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).

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