Delhi govt finds solution to stubble burning problem, new bio-decomposer will dissolve stubble: Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday announced that the Delhi government has found a solution to the stubble burning menace and tested a solution developed by the Indian Agriculture Research Institute (IARI) in Pusa that dissolves the residual stubble in farm lands to turn them into manure.
Kejriwal addressed the media and said, “Pusa institute has developed a bio-decomposer, which has come as a solution to the stubble burning problem and the Delhi government has tested it to see the results.”
Kejriwal declared that the bio-decomposer is the solution that was needed to solve the Delhi pollution menace. Kejriwal then asked, "Now that we have this solution at hand, will all state governments and central agencies adopt it to act on it and resolve the Delhi-NCR pollution menace?"
“If you spray this solution on your fields, within 20 days the stubble will melt and turn into manure that will be beneficial for the agricultural fields. Farmers can now stop burning the stubble, which also spoils the farmlands apart from causing smoke and pollution,” said Arvind Kejriwal.
Kejriwal also said that the Delhi government tested this product on 2,000 acres of agricultural lands across Delhi and sample reports from 24 villages show positive results from the use of the bio-decomposer.CM Arvind Kejriwal further said that scientists who analyzed the results from these 24 villages have found that 70-95% of the stubble had dissolved.
Meanwhile, Delhi's air quality on Thursday remained in the "very poor" category with experts and government agencies saying it may enter the "severe" category on Diwali night. Delhi recorded a 24-hour average air quality index (AQI) of 314. It was 344 on Wednesday and 476 on Tuesday.