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Agriculture World, November 2019
The hazardous air quality in North-West India is yet again in the international news this year. Crop residue burning is a significant contributor, among many others, that have caused the National Capital of India to be enveloped in smog. The Nature Conservancy-India is working with a consortium of partners and an impressive group of farmers in Punjab and Haryana who are committed to stopping the crop residue burning that impacts their health and agricultural productivity. Read more about our collaborative work which has been featured in the November, 2019 issue of Agriculture World.
Times of India, New Delhi | November 18, 2017
Crop residue burning is a major source of air pollution in northwest India during the winter months. Any solution to this burning issue must address economic, behavioural and financial barriers that farmers face in sustainably disposing crop residue. This opinion article highlights the potential for an agricultural technology – the Happy Seeder – to enable large scale in-situ management of crop residue, thereby eliminating the need to burn while also providing co-benefits to farmers.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | February 27, 2018
In February 2018, the Central Government announced a financial scheme of 1,151 crore to support the states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi NCT in subsidising agricultural equipment such as Happy Seeder to encourage in-situ management of crop residue. This article highlights key steps that must be taken to ensure this scheme is successful on the ground.