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PUSA DECOMPOSER

3rd January, 2022 Agriculture

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Context

  • The low-cost bio-enzyme, called Pusa decomposer, has been developed by the state-run Indian Agricultural Research Institute

 

About

  • It breaks down straw and turns it into fertilizer.
  • The bio-enzyme breaks down crop residue in about three weeks on average and increases organic carbon in the soil. 
  • On some farms, crops disintegrated even faster, within about a week, an encouraging sign as more farmers use the decomposer.

 

Significance

  • The decomposer will “save the soil and plants next to the fields and the produce will be better for health.
  • The organic spray has helped prevent farmers from burning over 385,000 acres of rice paddies.
  • It’s a win-win situation for farmers.

 

Read about Stubble Burning in detail over here: https://www.iasgyan.in/blogs/stubble-burning-an-in-depth-analysis

 

https://m.economictimes.com/news/economy/agriculture/india-takes-new-steps-to-kick-old-habits-of-burning-farm-waste/amp_articleshow/88581208.cms