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Govt asks farmers to adopt new methods to tackle crop residue

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Agriculture today appealed to farmers not to burn crop residue and asked them to adopt new methods to manage it, including using the waste for production.

Highlighting the government's support to the farmers for addressing the crop residue, he said a provision of Rs 1,151.80 crore for two years has been made under a scheme for states like Punjab, Haryana, and Delhi-

The central government 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 release said, quoting the as saying at an event here.

are being provided financial assistance at 80 per cent of the project cost for establishing Farm Machinery Banks for custom hiring of

Under the sub mission on agricultural mechanization, 40 per cent subsidy is given on straw rake, straw baler, loader, etc.

That apart, the government's agri-research body ICAR's two centres, one at in and Anand in Gujarat, have developed and installed a plant for production using paddy straw, he said.

According to the minister, of crop residue in the field will help the soil become more fertile thereby resulting in the savings of Rs 2,000 per hectare from the farmer's manure cost.

By making palette from crop residue, the said that it can be used for power generation.

Through this, crop residue is collected and bales are made out of it so that it's easy to carry to crop residue palette and power generation plants, he said.

The minister also shared that the Central Authority till August this year has produced 114.08 megawatts of from waste.

From this year, has started producing from waste in its Wind and solar power are also being promoted, he added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, September 11 2018. 17:45 IST