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.
January – March 2018 issue of Common Cause Journal
A detailed view on the issue of crop residue burning and the technology solution available to eliminate it from agricultural practices in India.
In The News
India Water Portal | June 6, 2018
A story on the biodiversity of Sembakkam lake that we are working to restore in partnership with Care Earth Trust and IIT, Madras.
The Hindu, Chennai | April 3, 2018
Environmental experts from The Nature Conservancy spoke about saving Chennai’s remaining wetlands by investing in them, in a talk hosted by Chennai International Centre.
Times of India, Chennai | April 3, 2018
Mark Tercek, President and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, spoke about the benefits of investing in nature to build healthy, safe and resilient cities.
Times of India, Mumbai | March 28, 2018
An exclusive interview with Hemendra Kothari, Chairman of TNC-India Advisory Board; Seema Paul, Managing Director, TNC-India; and Mark Tercek, President and CEO, TNC.