New technology will be used to deal with this problem in the national capital Delhi and its neighboring states of Haryana, Punjab, UP and Rajasthan, facing pollution problems due to burning of straw each year. This was said by Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday. Javadekar said that this year the technology of Pusa Agricultural Institute will be used, which will convert starch into compost in the fields itself.
The same Javadekar was addressing the media after holding a virtual meeting with environment ministers of Delhi and other four states. In this meeting, Javadekar inspected the state's preventive measures before burning stubble and their preparations for this. The Union Environment Minister said that in the last three years, there has been a decrease in stubble burning, but more steps are necessary to fully deal with this issue.
Also, officers of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), State Pollution Control Board, DDA and NDMC were also present in this meeting. Javadekar said during the meeting that six meetings have already been held to discuss the matter and the central government has taken several steps in this regard. In this meeting that lasted more than an hour, Javadekar said that Delhi has been asked to pay attention to its 13 pollution hotspots. This new technology can help a lot.