Haryana to introduce a policy to reduce crop residue burning

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The Haryana government will soon implement a policy to reduce crop residue burning incidents and guarantee proper management of paddy straw. A draft policy titled Haryana Ex-Situ Management of Paddy Straw Policy – 2022 was created by the Department of New and Renewable Energy. It was discussed at a meeting of high-ranking officials and the recommendations made will be incorporated into this policy.

The policy aims to create a favorable environment to attract private investment in paddy straw-based biomass power projects, industries, compress biogas plants, briquettes, pallets, waste-to-energy plants, brick kilns, packaging materials, and biofuels, among other things.

Various tactics will be used to encourage the use of biomass and stubble. The draft of this policy also includes a number of financial incentives to encourage the use of paddy straw as a major feedstock for ethanol production, CBG plants, power projects, and other biofuels. The policy also includes a district-by-district mapping strategy for the demand for stubble, reports The Times of India.

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