“About 70% rice-growing farmers of north India tend to burn rice straw, instead of bundling and sending it away, to avoid heavy transportation charges,” says Varinder Singh, co-founder, Green Farming Forever (GFF) Innovations. This transportation cost can be anywhere between Rs.3,500 and Rs.5,000 for one acre of land, which produces around 3-4 tonne of rice straws. Most of the farmers of Punjab and Haryana own over 10 acres of land, according to Singh. For both the processes, the farmers have to dry the crops first, for at least seven days.
GFF Innovations’ Moksh eases farmers’ woes by compressing rice straws faster
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