Published On:Apr 23,2018


Agriculture Waste & its impact on Environment

A biomass power plant is similar to a thermal power plant but instead of coal, it uses green fuel. It uses the natural fuel in it which comprises of agriculture waste. Agriculture waste such as paddy and wheat straw, cotton stalks and leaves which are left over after the harvesting of the crop. This agri waste is normally burnt in the open. burning agriculture waste As its volume is so much it is not possible for farmers to deal with it without incurring a considerable cost to ready their fields for the sowing of the next crop. This is particularly true in case of paddy straw in Punjab which generates about 20 million tonnes of straw yearly, eventually burnt in the open fields. It results in alarming pollution levels in October and November. It causes many respiratory diseases.

Agri Waste to Agri Use with Baler Twine

  • One way to deal with the problem is the setting up of biomass plants which uses paddy straw as fuel. One such plant produces 15MW of power per hour using biomass.
  • It can also have a positive impact on the rural economy environment and employment opportunities n the area.
  • Indirect employment can be generated by fuel collection which entails collection of all types of fuels ranging from leaves to stalks.biomass power plant His job is mostly done by entrepreneurs farmers who already own tractors for their farm operations.
  • Each baler requires about 20 people for a smooth operation. The bales are then stacked in the fuel yards and transferred to the plant on a daily basis.
  • These bales are then fed into the boiler through contracted labour. To know more about baler twine, bales
  • Another important factor is regarding the fertility of the soil which gets adversely affected when the fields are set on fire.
  • However, if the straw is collected with balers, the soil does not lose its fertility and microbes and soil bacteria don’t get ruined.
Azuka is one of the leading suppliers and manufacturers of baler twine in India. We manufacture baler twines whose breaking strength is 20% more than the required which helps the farmer in increasing its productivity as twine never breaks. It is alternatively known as the pp (polypropylene)rope used in harvesting in agriculture.