The Nature Conservancy India announces new Managing Director
Dr Annapurna Vancheswaran has been appointed as the new Managing Director of The Nature Conservancy’s India Program.
Editorials in Newspapers and Magazines
Managing crop residue
In-situ solutions like Happy Seeder work better to eliminate crop residue burning in Northwest India. Crop residue burning is a widely prevalent practice in Punjab, Haryana and Western Uttar Pradesh under the paddy-wheat cropping pattern. Read more
Optimise India’s Renewable Energy and Reforestation Projects
An analysis conducted by TNC and the Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) demonstrates that India can meet its renewable energy target of 175 GW by 2022 by placing renewable energy infrastructure on already degraded lands. Read more.
Empowering Farmers To Practice No-Burn Agriculture
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. Download report (pdf).
End to Crop Burning is Achievable and Farmers Can Lead the Way
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. Read more.
Happy Seeder Can Reduce Air Pollution and GHG Emissions While Making Profits for Farmers
The average farmer who uses the Happy Seeder can generate up to 20% more profits than those who burn their fields, according to a new study published in Science.
No-Burn Agriculture by 2022 is Possible
A report by The Nature Conservancy and partners paves the way for a full transition away from crop residue burning in northwest India.