Stubble burning has emerged as one of the major source of pollution so ReNew Power has decided to join hands with industry chamber Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) to provide Punjab farmers with equipment for alternative stubble management and thus cut pollution, the initiative will address the complex problem of increasing levels of air pollution in Delhi National Capital Region.
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.
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.
Reference- ET, Business Standard, ReNew Power PR