UP govt to set up biofuel plants to address issue of stubble burning


UP govt to set up biofuel plants to address issue of stubble burning

With the Supreme Court recently directing Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to prevent their farmers from stubble burning owing to the severe dip in air quality in Delhi, chief minister Yogi Adityanath today said his government was already working on an action plan to create a robust value chain to curb the menace.

Addressing a sugarcane department programme in Lucknow this evening, Adityanath said the state government had planned to set up biofuel plants in every district. Farmers could sell the stubble, along with other agricultural waste, to these plants instead of burning it and causing air pollution.

“We are working with Indian Oil Corporation and Bharat Petroleum in this regard. In fact, two such units are coming up in Sitapur and Gorakhpur. Later, we propose to set up one or two biofuel units in every district, so that not only are jobs created, but practice of burning stubble is also arrested,” he added. Read More

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