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Stubble burning

New Delhi, India
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Nanja Siddiqui
3 months ago

Description

The paddy residues or stubble after crop harvesting are hard to chew and have high silica content, making them unfit for animal fodder. It takes 30 to 45 days to decompose on its own but as farmers do not have sufficient time, they practice stubble Burning, a cheap, quick way to get rid of crop debris.

But this causes air pollution, soil erosion, and loss of soil moisture & nutrients.

Moreover, air pollution due to stubble burning causes an estimated loss of USD 30 billio

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Organization

Ruhvenile Biomedical

Impact

The heat from stubble burning goes deep into the soil layers which causes the loss of beneficial microbes in the soil. Furthermore, burning crop residues also reduces the nutrients that would have otherwise been mixed with soil if the stubble was allowed to decompose naturally.

Population Affected

>100,000

Location(s)

New Delhi, India

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Sustainable Development Goals


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Solution

Reduce air pollution and fertilizer use: A paddy and vegetable waste decomposition formulation for sustainable and regenerative agriculture.

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