Govt planning to set up 100 biogas plants to tackle crop-burning pollution

The government is planning to set up more than 100 biogas plants and provide thousands of framers with machines to dispose of crop stubble in a bid to halt the choking crop-burning pollution that blights the country every winter.

A major source of the smog that engulfs vast swathes of northern India is the burning the straw and stubble of the previous rice crop to prepare for new planting in October and November. Government-backed Indian Oil Corp will invite private companies to apply to set up 140 biogas plants that will use rice stubble.....

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