PAU to conduct feasibility research on utilizing fermented natural manure for agriculture

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20 September 2022, Chandigarh: Punjab Agricultural College, Ludhiana will conduct a feasibility research on Fermented Natural Manure (FOM) for its utilization in Agriculture and Horticulture.

This was determined in a high-level assembly chaired by New and Renewable Vitality Sources Minister Mr. Aman Arora, Science Expertise & Surroundings Minister Mr. Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer and Agriculture Minister Mr. Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal at Punjab Bhawan right here on Monday.

Discussing methods and means to make the most of FOM, the Ministers requested the 21-member Activity Drive, constituted to debate and create an enabling mechanism for off-take of FOM, to work on each chance of utilizing it to provide you with a everlasting answer to stubble administration.

Promising optimistic outcomes, PAU Vice Chancellor Dr. Satbir Singh Gosal apprised the Ministers that specialists from college have already initiated analysis on FOM as an agro enter and its influence on plant progress and soil well being.

He stated that PAU would share an interim report concerning execs & cons of utilizing FOM in agriculture by April subsequent yr after finding out two crops.

In the meantime, Mr. Aman Arora stated that Compressed Biogas (CBG) vegetation are the absolute best answer to examine stubble burning in a scientific approach and in addition pressured on creating an enabling mechanism for off-take of FOM generated from CBG vegetation.

Notably, as many as 20 million ton paddy straw was being produced yearly. To fulfill this problem, a CBG plant of 33.23 ton per day capability has been commissioned in Sangrur and 42 extra with a complete capability of 492.58 tons per day have additionally been allotted by PEDA.

On commissioning, these initiatives are anticipated to supply at the very least 10 lakh ton FOM yearly.

Distinguished amongst those that have been current within the assembly embody Extra Chief Secretary New & Renewable Vitality Sources Mr. A Venu Prasad, Chief Government PEDA Mr. Sumeet Jarangal and different senior officers of the state authorities and CBG plant traders.

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