Q. With reference to PUSA Decomposer, Consider the following statements:
1. It will convert paddy stubble into bio-manure.
2. It consists of a bacteria-based liquid solution.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A
  • Pusa Decomposer is a low-cost capsule that can convert paddy stubble into bio-manure(Statement 1 is correct) 
  • The capsule consists of a fungi-based liquid solution that can soften hard stubble to the extent that it can be easily mixed with soil in the field to act as compost. (Statement 2 is incorrect) 
  • Developed by: Pusa Decomposer Technology has been developed by ICAR – Indian Agriculture Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi. 

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