Valuable products from agro-waste : Delhi to get Clean Air

Paddy residue burning has been a major cause of air pollution in Delhi.

Plan to set up an agro-waste refinery in Haryana or Punjab represents an innovative solution to address the issue.The solution is similar to constructing a refinery in Assam for making Ethanol from bamboo and now some companies may come up.

Paddy residue can potentially become wealth for farmers by the year 2025. Paddy residue now has become a liability for farmers and a major cause of air pollution in Delhi due to stubble burning.The useless paddy is also going to save millions of dollars India is spending on importing petrol and diesel.

A feasibility study, spanning six to eight months, is conducted with Haryana Agriculture University. Preparation of a detailed plan on the issues related to setting up a biorefinery in the region such as availability of agriculture waste, price of agriculture waste, preferred districts, socio-economic benefits to farmers etc. are the focus area of the study.After land is obtained land, it may take about three years for construction of the biorefinery and production start in 2025.Production of Ethanol, textile fibres, cosmetics and other valuable products from agriculture waste such as paddy straw and wheat straw etc. are on the anvil.

Production of clothes fibres from paddy straw is known. The company responsible for construction of biorefinery in Assam is expected to provide direct benefit to over 10,000 bamboo farmers besides creating at least 50-60 local entrepreneurs in its supply chain management. Besides Ethanol and textile fibres, the company also plans to produce chemicals and cosmetics from byproducts. Thus besides creating wealth out of agriculture waste, the project may potentially contribute to reducing carbon emissions and climate action which has been adopted as SDG 13 (Sustainable Development Goal) by the United Nations for the year 2030 (SDG 2030). more  

Waste management is a huge area. One industry or one company cannot do everything in waste management. A complete ecosystem is needed wherein many industries and companies will be able to tackle the case. Everybody will have to take responsibility. There is the need for synergy between various stakeholders such as research institutions, universities, the public sector, and consumers. India need to prepare for the huge investment and job opportunities in the waste management sector. By 2024-25, waste management can be expected to come into the mainstream. The time has come from waste to different products. The industry needs to put funding, given the scope of waste to wealth in the ensuing decade. WMSS 2020 was organised in New Delhi 30-31Jan.,2020. Devdiscourse was the media partner in this summit. Paddy residue burning in Haryana, Western U.P. and Punjab has been a major source of air pollution. more  
Good one - Socially, environmentally and economically beneficial - more such products may be sponsored fro the start ups to innovate more  
Brilliant...wish someday plastics can also be converted to fuel or something useful n eco friendly items.. more  
Brilliant.... I wish it starts soon.... is private entrepreneurship possible in setting up such an agro-waste refinery..? more  
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