IIT Kanpur develops indigenous seed balls BEEG for farmers

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News: IIT Kanpur has developed indigenous seed balls named BEEG (Bio -compost Enriched Eco-friendly Globule) which will help farmers in plantation with safety in Corona times.

Facts:

  • BEEG: These are seed balls consisting of indigenous variety of seeds, compost and clay.There is no need for digging pits for planting saplings. These seed balls are to be thrown at aimed places and they will germinate when come into contact with water.
  • Significance: 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.