Issue Date: Apr 30, 2015
Straw for green power
This is with reference to the editorial "Straw in the wind" (February 16-28, 2015). I agree that surplus straw, which is a valuable resource, should be put to far better use in villages for rural development. Anaerobic digestion of crop residues produces biogas and nutrient-rich manure. The biogas can be used for power generation in areas that are not connected to the grid. This will boost economic activities in the area. The manure produced can be used in the farms.