The government-run National Sugar Institute (NSI) has filed an application for patent rights for its innovative technique to develop bio-detergent from bagasse, the residue left after the extraction of juice from sugar cane.
NSI director Narendra Mohan said since no chemical was used in preparing the detergent powder from bagasse, it was safe for skin and environment because it did not discharge any harmful waste.
Besides, the detergent requires less water for washing clothes and is not harsh on fabric. One kilogram of bagasse detergent could be produced from raw material that costs just Rs 20, he told
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