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Tackle crop residue in new ways, agriculture minister tells farmers

Farmers' groups are being provided financial assistance at 80 per cent of the project cost for establishing Farm Machinery Banks

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Tuesday appealed to farmers not to burn crop residue and asked them to adopt new methods to manage the same, including using the waste for biogas production.

Highlighting the government's support to farmers for addressing the crop residue, he said a provision of Rs 11.52 billion for two years has been made under a scheme for states like Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and NCR. The Centre is providing 50-80 per cent subsidy for crop residue management machineries, which help farmers in mixing crop residue with soil to make it more productive, the ...

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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 01:48 IST
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