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Partnership to push the use of PUSA decomposer to more farmers to eliminate crop stubble burning

NABFOUNDATION, NABARD and are entering into an MoU to #EndTheBurn. The partnership will see these three entities collaborating to push the revolutionary PUSA Decomposer enzyme developed by IARI, Delhi. The simple phone application will allow farmers across Punjab and Haryana to avail the facility of having an SHG member come over to the farm with all the required infrastructure.

Spraying the PUSA decomposer will allow the farmers to sow the next set of crops in less than eight days. This is a remarkable breakthrough since the farmers would no longer have to employ the usage of hazardous methods to decompose their stubble. Additionally, the #EndTheBurn campaign will also provide direct livelihood opportunities to 4000 SHG members by training them as Krishi Mitras (field partners). The partnership aims to handhold the farmers in a very organic manner throughout the process and provides capacity building support to them through an uberisation model involving boom-sprayers and other farm mechanization opportunities. In keeping with the development mandate, all three agencies will be focusing on empowering women in these states to emerge as #EndTheBurn champions.

Speaking on the occasion, Dhruv Sawhney, Business Head and COO,, stated, “In phase 1, served more than 25,000 farmers, and this partnership will help us take the initiative in the upcoming years to a more extensive level. Our association with NABFOUNDATION will add impetus to creating rural livelihood and empowering women with the latest Agri technologies to help transform their lives and of the farmers whom they will be associated with.”

Dr GR Chintala, Chairman, NABARD remarked, “Through NABFOUNDATION, our convergence with will allow us to leverage our strengths and bring about colossal change in the Indian agriculture ecosystem. The magnitude of this change can be quantified through the direct impact on the lives of the farmers and SHGs, and the indirect impact on the residents of North India who would now be able to breathe better for several winters to come.”


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