Importance of Biomass Energy

Biomass energy has rapidly become a vital part of the global renewable energy mix and account for an ever-growing share of electric capacity added worldwide. Renewable energy supplies around one-fifth of the final energy consumption worldwide, counting traditional biomass, large hydropower, and “new” renewables (small hydro, modern biomass, wind, solar, geothermal, and biofuels). Traditional biomass, Read More …

40 buffaloes die of haemorrhagic septicaemia in Odisha’s Kendrapara

Around 40 buffaloes have died within four days due to suspected Sahana disease (hemorrhagic septicemia) in a number of villages located in the Garadapur block of Odisha’s Kendrapara. “The disease is currently confined to five villages under the Garadapur block,” Prasanna Kumar Patnaik, the chief district veterinary officer of Kendrapada, said. “The people of the affected villages Read More …

Energy Potential of Coconut Biomass

Coconuts are produced in 92 countries worldwide on about more than 10 million hectares. Indonesia, Philippines and India account for almost 75% of world coconut production with Indonesia being the world’s largest coconut producer. A coconut plantation is analogous to energy crop plantations, however coconut plantations are a source of wide variety of products, in Read More …

Irrigation does more than deplete groundwater, it changes climate too

In India nearly 60 per cent of land area is used for agriculture, nearly half of that artificially irrigated. Historically, the introduction of irrigation technologies has fuelled the country’s ‘Green Revolution’ and helped boost crop yield. But, it comes at the cost of heavy consumption of freshwater and groundwater resources. A new study published in Read More …

Link sanitation, solid waste to agriculture, Niti Aayog advises states

Govt policy think tank asks chief secretaries to extract nutrients from human excreta and use them in place of fertilsers Explore the possibility of extracting essential nutrients like phosphorus, nitrogen, potassium and carbon from human excreta and replace fertilisers used in agriculture with them, the Niti Ayog has advised all states. Faecal sludge is a rich Read More …

Overview of Biomass Logistics

Biomass logistics include all the unit operations necessary to move biomass feedstocks from the land to the biomass energy plant and to ensure that the delivered feedstock meets the specifications of the conversion process. The packaged biomass can be transported directly from farm or from stacks next to the farm to the processing plant. Biomass Read More …

Use revenue-sharing model for development, land acquisition

Access to village commons improved livelihoods but some recent state policies seek to grab them Land, whether owned or operated, is an important asset in rural India. Apart from ensuring food security and social status of a household, its value improves the family’s access to several other resources like credit markets. Therefore, land has always been a Read More …

Five points on food inflation and onions

Retail inflation hitting double digit being attributed to high food prices, but is it so? When the National Statistical Office (NSO) declared that food inflation was 14.1 per cent in December 2019 due to spiralling vegetable prices, farmers in Karnataka were already doing distress selling of onions. The food inflation in December last year is the Read More …

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