A project with innovative financing plan has been launched at Karnal in Haryana, 100 Kms from Delhi, to help the National Capital breathe easy by turning 40,000 tonnes of paddy straw a year from 20,000 acres of farm land into bio-gas that can be used for running tractors and farm equipment at 40% lesser cost than diesel.
Stubble burning by farmers in neighbouring states foul up the Capital’s’ air quality. The joint initiative of Indraprastha Gas Ltd (IGL) and Delhi-based start-up Ajay Bio-Energy aims at dissuading farmers from burning crop residue by making it remunerative. The incentive has been launched under the oil ministry’s SATAT (sustainable alternative towards affordable transportation) scheme. Read More