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27/10/2022 - Government Policies

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October 27, 2022

A project to use paddy straw to produce compressed bio gas can transform the rural economy of India. Discuss (200 Words)

Refer - The Hindu

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·        The Government of India has put in place several measures and spent a lot of money in tackling the stubble burning problem.

·        In Punjab, Sangrur, Ludhiana and Barnala were recommended as the most promising districts for these interventions.

·        The plant will use one lakh tonnes of paddy straw produced from approximately 16,000 hectares of paddy fields.

·        Paddy residue will be collected from this year to produce 33 tons of CBG and 600-650 tonnes of fermented organic manure/slurry per day  this will reduce up to 1.5 lakh tonnes of CO 2 emissions per year.

·        There are several other benefits: the slurry or fermented organic manure from the plant (CBG) will be useful as compost to replenish soils heavily depleted of organic matter, and reduce dependence on chemical fertilizers.

·        The plant will also provide employment opportunities to rural youth in the large value chain, from paddy harvest, collection, baling, transport and handling of biomass and in the CBG plant.

·        This will boost the economy of Punjab. It is pertinent to mention that straw from many other crops contains higher energy than paddy straw.

·        This appears to be a first win-win initiative in the form of environmental benefits, renewable energy, value addition to the economy, farmers’ income and sustainability. 

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