Centre unveils PUSA decontamination, sanitizing tunnel

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News: Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare inaugurated Pusa Decontamination and Sanitizing Tunnel.

Facts:

  • It has been developed by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI)
  • The sanitization protocol includes hand washing with foot-operated soap and water dispenser and fogging in a sanitizing tunnel for 20 seconds.
  • In the tunnel, Quaternary Ammonium Compounds (QAC) are used at concentration of 0.045%.

Additional Facts:Quaternary Ammonium Compounds: These are potent disinfectant chemicals used in disinfectant wipes, sprays and other household cleaners.