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Haryana to promote paddy straw power to combat stubble burning

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

With remaining one of the main causes of increasing in the northern region, government today showed its commitment to combat this problem in the state budget by promoting paddy based power projects.

"in fields is another important area of focus both for central and state governments. The has decided to promote paddy based power projects to combat this problem," Minister said in his budget speech while tabling the state budget for 2018-19 here today.

He said that the had invited request for proposals from project developers for setting up paddy based power projects for about 50 MW capacity in six districts -- Karnal, Kurukshetra, Fatehabad, Jind, Kaithal and Ambala.

The government has also invited Request for Proposals for setting up biogas power projects of about 20 MW capacity based on cow dung poultry waste in the state, the state minister said in his speech.

Notably, many farmers in as well as resort to during harvesting by ignoring the warning by authorities on burning crop residue and this practice leads to rise in Farmers blamed the high cost of as stumbling block in disposing of the residue.

The Haryana FM in his speech said the has approved a new Haryana 2018, which aims to create conducive for private sector participation in development of based on biomass.

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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 17:35 IST