The Hindu Business Line

Study points to vi­able al­ter­na­tives

- Agriculture · Industries

Lakhs of farm­ers in Pun­jab and Haryana who cur­rently burn the rice crop residue to pre­pare their fields for grow­ing win­ter wheat crop can in­crease their prof­its up to 20 per cent if they adopt no-till prac­tices for cul­ti­vat­ing wheat, ac­cord­ing to a study. Th­ese prac­tices could also cut green­house gas emis­sions from farm ac­tiv­i­ties by as much as 78 per cent. p12

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