*The Delhi government is starting the process of preparing a fermented liquid solution to be sprayed on 800 hectares of land in the city, the spraying arrangements will be provided to the farmers free of cost: CM Arvind Kejriwal*
*As a responsible government, we must provide alternate solutions to farmers so that they are not forced to burn the crop stubble: CM Arvind Kejriwal*
*The entire process will be executed under the guidance of the Pusa Research Institute: CM Arvind Kejriwal*
*The entire cost of the implementation of this project in Delhi is less than Rs 20 lakhs. We have made all arrangements for the implementation of this system in Delhi: CM Arvind Kejriwal*
New Delhi: 30th September 2020-Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday announced that the Delhi government is starting the process of preparing a fermented liquid solution to be sprayed on 800 hectares of land in the city, where stubble burning is practiced by the farmers. He said all the arrangements for spraying the solution on the farm fields will be made by the Delhi government and will be provided free of cost to the farmers. He said the process will be executed under the guidance of the Pusa Research Institute and the cost of the implementation of the entire project is less than Rs 20 lakh. A few days back, Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal had written to the Centre over the issue of stubble burning, which poses a health hazard for people in parts of North India, particularly Delhi.
Addressing a digital press briefing, Shri Arvind Kejriwal said, "The month of October is starting tomorrow, and we know that this time around, entire North India is troubled with the smoke that covers the belt due to the crop stubble burning every year. Whereas Delhi and other cities have to suffer from the smoke, the farmers who are forced to burn the stubble and their villages are the ones who have to suffer the most. This is the time of Corona, and this smoke is a hazard for everybody living in villages and cities. Every responsible government must devise alternate systems for their farmers so that the farmers are not forced to burn the crop stubble."
He said, "This year, Pusa Research Institute, which is the most reputed institute in the field of agricultural research in the country, has presented a very cheap alternate solution to the problem of stubble burning. They have formulated capsules, four capsules can be mixed with a liquid solution prepared by jaggery and gram flour and can be sprayed to cover one hectare of land. The mixture when sprayed softens the hard straw and turns it into manure. This is a cheap alternative. The farmers usually start preparing for the next sowing season around October 15 every year, and so there was no time for the Delhi government to have distributed capsules to the farmers. Distributing these capsules, providing training to the farmers, and conversion of these capsules into a sprayable liquid form is a time-consuming process. We have decided that this mixture will be prepared by the Delhi government itself under the guidance of the Pusa Research Institute. We have made all arrangements for the same, and this process will begin on October 5. There are around 800 hectares of land in Delhi where the non-basmati rice is grown, following which the stubble is collected and burned. The Delhi government will be starting the process of preparing this liquid solution by October 5 which will hopefully be completed by October 12-13, after which the Delhi government will visit the farmers with the solution to be sprayed on their farmlands. The Delhi government will itself set up the entire spraying system through tractors on fields, free of cost for the farmers."
CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal said that after around 15-20 days, the stubble will soften and will convert into manure. The scientists have said that once this stubble converts into manure, it will improve the fertility and productivity of the land and decrease the usage of fertilizers. Burning the stubble used to kill the useful bacteria in the soil.
"You will be astonished to know that the entire cost of the implementation of this project in Delhi is less than Rs 20 lakhs. We have made all arrangements for the implementation of this system in Delhi. I hope that the other states will also try and implement this system as much as possible. I have also written a letter to the Central government in this regard, requesting them to implement this system in other states to whatever extent it is possible," added the CM.
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*-Delhi Health Minister Shri Satyendar Jain addressed the CII Delhi Wellness Summit 2020 today; emphasised on the need to steer oneself towards a holistic wellness existence
*Mohalla Clinics are 1st level of counselling on health and creating a robust hospital system and other initiatives include providing shelters to the homeless, privileges like free electricity and free travel on buses for women: Shri Satyendar Jain
*Opposite of disease is at ease and this can only start from looking inwards rather than outward: Shri Satyendar Jain
NEW DELHI,30.09.20- Delhi Health Minister Shri Satyendar Jain on Wednesday addressed Confederation of Indian Industry's Delhi Wellness Summit. Shri Jain emphasised on the need to steer oneself towards a holistic wellness existence. He said that mohalla clinics are 1st level of counselling on health and creating a robust hospital system and other initiatives include providing shelters to the homeless, privileges like free electricity and free travel on buses for women. Shri Jain said that the opposite of disease is at ease and this can only start from looking inwards rather than outward.
Addressing a CII virtual audience, on Wellness today, Shri Satyendar Jain, Minister for Industry, Health, Power and PWD, Delhi, said that there is a need to steer oneself towards a holistic Wellness existence – not just physically, but socially, mentally and emotionally. He said that his mantra for wellness is simple to be at ease. "The opposite of disease is at ease …And this can only start from looking inwards rather than outward. Answering a question on what has the Delhi Govt done for wellness he reiterated that initiatives like the Mohalla Clinics which are primarily 1st level of counselling on health, creating a robust Hospital system, providing shelters to the homeless, and ensuring societal wellness at the grassroots level by giving privileges like free electricity, free travel on buses to women. These initiatives of the Delhi government has helped people to survive in the time of the pandemic," he said.
Shri Jain was speaking at the CII Delhi Wellness Summit Inaugural session along with Shri Aditya Berlia, Chairman CII Delhi who quoted that health is directly linked to economics. Other speakers included Dr Raj Manchanda - Director Ayush: Directorate of Ayush Govt of NCT of Delhi and Dr Alok Chopra Founder & MD Daivam Wellness.
The CII Delhi Wellness Summit 2020 had two more session covering topics on Wellness for Immunity and Wellness for Worklife balance.
The Summit was well attended by around 200+ people virtually and witnessed Speakers and Experts from different organisation shared their knowledge and experience with the attendees.