Sweden and Finland working on innovative technologies to end India’s pollution worries
Every year in the months of October and November, many parts of northern India face extremely high levels of air pollution as a result of stubble burning by farmers in the states of Haryana and Punjab. To help India combat this pollution menace, Sweden is working on an innovative technology that “seeks to transform those burning fields (stubble) into bio coal”.
“Delhi has seen this problem of air pollution and smog and the air quality gets worse around November. And, stubble-burning has been a major issue. So, we are looking into ways to bring an innovative technology to address this issue,” Gautam Bhattacharyya, Deputy Head of Mission at Swedish Embassy in Delhi, said.
Ambassador of Finland to India, Nina Vaskunlahti said her country also had innovative solutions to offer in the matter like converting rice paddy to fiber that can later be used for making clothes.