Delhi: Govt to start spraying of stubble solution today | Delhi News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The spraying of fermented solution prepared by Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) to turn stubble into compost will begin at Narela’s Hiranki village from Tuesday. Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will launch the spraying of the solution.
Delhi government has set a target of spraying the fermented liquid on 2,000 acres paddy fields and farmers have given approval to spray the solution on nearly 1,500 acres of land so far. Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai said, “Kejriwal will begin the spraying of solution at Hiranki village. Our solution, which has been prepared with the help of experts from IARI, is ready to be sprayed in 400 acres of land and we are preparing more solution.”
The minister added they had initially decided to start the spraying of solution at a village in Najafgarh but as the water in the farmland had not dried up, they changed the location. Rai had said last week that “once the solution is sprayed on the field, farmers can start sowing another crop in three days. However, it will take nearly 20 days for compost to be ready.” Scientists at IARI have developed four capsules. A fermented solution is prepared by mixing capsules with water, jaggery and gram flour over a period of 10 days. When the solution is sprayed on the fields, it softens the stubble. The hard straw then gets converted into manure and improves fertility of the soil.

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