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Aug 09, 2020
11:38AM

IIT Kanpur develops indigenous seed balls BEEG for farmers

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In Uttar Pradesh, IIT Kanpur has developed indigenous seed balls named BEEG (Bio -compost Enriched Eco-friendly Globule) which will help people and farmers in plantation with safety in Corona times and will also  provide employment to people. The BEEG is developed  in collaboration with Agnys Waste Management Private Limited (start-up at IIT Kanpur).

AIR correspondent reports,  the Seed Balls  are comprised of indigenous variety of seeds, compost, and clay.  There is no need for digging pits for planting  saplings . These seed walls are to be thrown at aimed places and they will germinate  when come into contact with water.


IIT Prof J . Rajkumar said  BEEG is enriched with the right ingredients and seeds to germinate early, and are the best way to utilise  Monsoon and plant as many trees as possible without risking lives by social gathering during Covid 19.
 

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