Author : Saket Rusia 1
Date of Publication :14th July 2022
Abstract: After the Green Revolution Northern Indian states engaged themselves with wheat and rice production as a result India became the largest agriculturally based economy. However due to lack of a proper way to dispose the Residue material left after harvesting (paddy/Wheat straw etc.) farmers started burning the stubble which ended up contributing to at least 10% of yearly pollution in Delhi and Northern Indian thus making it one of the most polluted cities in the world. To counter this issue, we came up with a solution of Paddyware which not only offers an effective solution for disposal but also an eco-friendly substitute of plastic ware. Paddywares are the product made of pulp extracted from plant fiber of paddy straw which is made of 80% cellulose and 20% of lignin (plant starch). The methodologies used in manufacturing of the product are simple as washing, chopping, grinding, bleaching, steaming, beating and moulding. This technique, if adopted on industrial level, has caliber to counter the above said problem by at least 5-6%.
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