Punjab News: To discourage stubble burning, Bhogpur Co-Operative Sugar Mill has initiated a project to produce 10 MW of electricity per hour by using 400 metric tons of paddy stubble daily. They are purchasing the stubble from farmers for Rs 180 to Rs 250 per quintal.
The mill operates with a boiler furnace capacity of 80 TPH
This approach has proven effective, with no reported cases of stubble burning in Bhogpur and surrounding areas, according to data from the Punjab Pollution Control Board. The mill operates with a boiler furnace capacity of 80 TPH and an electrostatic precipitator for air pollution control.
The Deputy Commissioner has set a target to purchase 40,000 MT of paddy stubble in the current season and 10,000 MT of cane trash, using the paddy stubble for seven months and cane trash for five months.
District administration plans to manage 2.36 lakh MT Of paddy stubble during harvest season
The district administration plans to manage 2.36 lakh metric tonnes of paddy stubble during the harvest season. Additionally, Jalandhar district has approximately 60 balers that can create bales of three to five quintals, which will be sold directly to industries.
The article emphasizes the importance of farmers selling stubble to the mill, providing an extra income source while preventing stubble burning. The sugar mill’s power plant, operated by a Khanna-based private company, sells the generated electricity to the government, contributing to a cleaner environment.