Terming the bio-decomposer technique (PUSA Decomposer) a success at curbing stubble burning in the Capital, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal recently appealed to the Centre to ask the neighboring States to use the same to prevent pollution.
‘PUSA Decomposer’, seen in news recently, is a:
Correct Option: A
Option (a) is correct: IARI has developed 'decomposer' capsules, which when mixed in a water solution and sprayed on land, gets to work on paddy stubble, softening and decomposing it to the extent it can mix with soil and act as compost. Theoretically at least, it does away with the reason farmers set fire to fields ahead of the Rabi sowing.
Stubble burning has been seen by many as a major cause of air pollution during winters in North Indian cities. In this context, enumerate various ways in which farm stubble can be effectively and sustainably managed. (150 Words)
Introduce by describing the scenario of stubble burning, regions where this practice is prevalent and why
Discuss how it becomes a major factor in increased air pollution in North Indian cities during the winter season when Rabi crops are to be sown
Enumerate various ways - like PUSA decomposer, use of modern machines, alternate usages of stubble, etc. which can limit the practice of stubble burning