Renewable energy generator ReNew Power today announced it has joined hands with industry chamber Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) to provide Punjab farmers equipment for alternative stubble management and cut pollution.
Stubble burning has emerged as major source of pollution and the initiative will address the complex problem of increasing levels of air pollution in Delhi National Capital Region, the company said in a statement.
As part of the partnership, ReNew Power has committed to support 500 farmers in Ludhiana district by providing them access to climate-smart technological solutions for farm residue management.
"Through this initiative, we not only hope to create a transformational impact but also create awareness for the need of a cleaner environment,” said Vaishali Sinha, Chief Sustainability Officer, ReNew Power.
The company will distribute machines that will cut and collect stubble, sow the fresh crop in the bare soil and deposit the stubble in the sown area as mulch, which helps the soil to retain its moisture and improve its fertility.
The company will also support an awareness drive across the region to educate the farming community on the ill-effects of burning farm stubbles. The intervention is expected to make 5,000 acre of agricultural land in the district free from stubble burning.
Source- ET Energyworld