uttar pradesh: Govt revises crop residue administration tips

The federal government on Saturday mentioned it has revised the crop residue administration tips, thus enabling environment friendly ex-situ administration of paddy straw generated in Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi. As per the revised tips, techno-commercial pilot initiatives for paddy straw provide chain might be established underneath the bilateral settlement between the beneficiary/aggregator and industries utilising the paddy straw, the agriculture ministry mentioned in an announcement.

The beneficiary or aggregator could be farmers, rural entrepreneurs, cooperative societies of farmers, Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs), and panchayats, it mentioned.

Based on the ministry, the transfer will complement the efforts of paddy straw administration via in-situ choices.

Through the three-year tenure of the interventions, 1.5 million tonne of surplus paddy straw are anticipated to be collected which might in any other case have been burnt in fields.

About 333 biomass assortment depots of capability 4,500 tonne might be inbuilt Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh. Air air pollution attributable to stubble burning might be significantly diminished. It might additionally generate employment alternatives of about 9,00,000 man-days.

As per the revised tips, the federal government will present monetary help on the capital value of equipment and tools. The required working capital could also be financed both by the trade and beneficiary collectively or utilising the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF), NABARD, or monetary establishments by the beneficiary, it mentioned. The land for storage of the collected paddy straw might be organized and ready by the beneficiary as could also be guided by the end-use trade.

Mission proposal-based monetary help might be prolonged for machines and tools resembling larger HP tractors, cutters, tedder, medium to massive balers, rakers, loaders, grabbers and tele-handlers that are primarily required for the institution of paddy straw provide chain.

“State governments shall approve these initiatives via mission sanctioning committee,” the ministry mentioned.

The Centre and state governments will collectively present monetary assist of 65 per cent of the mission value, whereas the trade as major promoter of the mission will contribute 25 per cent.

The trade will act because the ‘major shopper’ of the feedstock collected and farmer or aggregator would be the direct beneficiary of the mission and can contribute the steadiness 10 per cent, it added.

This intervention will encourage a strong provide chain administration of paddy straw which is able to additional assist in making paddy straw out there for numerous end-uses e.e energy technology, warmth technology, and bio-CNG.

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