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EUREKA! Paper from Field Moss! Scientists of Burdwan University work wonders

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Scientists of the Biotechnology Department of Burdwan University have successfully recycled moss that grows in paddy fields to paper. This environment-friendly paper is a recycled product and hence will help remove weeds and moss from rice fields in a nature-friendly manner. Usually the moss that grows in paddy fields cause harm to the plants and they have to be weeded out. Now farmers will get a chance to use that waste moss and convert them into paper which they can sell in the market and earn a good profit. 

The scientists are also trying to make the machines that will turn the moss to paper available to farmers at a low cost. They are also holding workshops in various districts to create awareness about this paper manufacturing technique that can also turn into a revenue earner.