To save the health of the soil, the Bihar government is soon going to open biochar furnaces.
These furnaces will be opened in Krishi Vigyan Kendras in 11 districts of Bihar.
The construction work of furnaces has been completed in all the selected Krishi Vigyan Kendras.
The trial has also been done by running the furnaces.
At present, the government is collecting straws from the farmers.
Due to Corona, the opening ceremony of these furnaces has been stopped for the time being, but its use will be started in the Rabi season.
The Agriculture Department has a plan that the biochar produced by these furnaces will be used on agricultural land of 24 thousand hectares.
Farmers will also be informed about the benefits of biochar.
In these furnaces, stubble from farmers will be collected and burnt at 380 to 400 degrees centigrade and the residue that will be left will be biochar, which will be mixed with the soil to remove the carbon deficiency present in the soil.
Biochar contains nitrogen, phosphorus, potash, etc., which are very beneficial for the health of the soil.
By using biochar, farmers also have to apply fertilizer to the soil.
Most of the stubble is burnt in Shahabad of Bihar.
In a recent aerial survey, Agriculture Secretary Dr. N. Saravan Kumar found that the highest incidence of stubble burning in Bihar is in Shahabad.
Districts where Biochar Furnaces are being opened
- West Champaran