Eco-friendly ash from farm waste, cheap coal from fields
Dilip Patel, 2 April 2022
A method has been developed for women to get huge employment by converting agricultural waste into ash and making cheap coal without polluting it. A method of making charcoal by burning farm waste without smoke and converting a little wheat flour into ash has been developed. Which can be implemented for the women of 10 lakh farmer families across Gujarat.
keep the balls
In Gujarat, 10 lakh hectares of farmland produces 10 tonnes of agricultural waste-straw per hectare. Which can supply charcoal or ash ball to the highway hotel or restaurant of Gujarat. It is also very cheap at Rs 35 per kg.
Garbage in 1.25 crore hectares
Wheat is 14 lakh hectare, rice is 8.50 lakh hectare and cereals area is 32 lakh hectare. 9 lakh hectares of pulses, 30 lakh hectares of oil plants, 27 lakh hectares of cotton, 4.25 lakh hectares of orchards, 8 lakh hectares of vegetables, 7.55 lakh hectares of spice crops, 90 lakh hectares of sugarcane out of the total area, 1.25 lakh hectares can be used as waste. . Out of which 90-100 crore kg can be made cheap fuel and used in homes, highways, hotels and kilns.
10 lakh women can earn 3500 crores.
If the selling price is calculated as 35 per kg, the business may be worth Rs 3500 crore. Which women can do well. Even if the Gujarat government waives off the tax on equipment, this is a simple technique that can make 10 lakh women a decent income.
How to Make Eco-Friendly Briquettes
To convert agricultural crop residues into biofuels, they are burnt in burners and converted into ash. The burner has a chimney. A solution of wheat straw is prepared and mixed with the ash. It burns better than coal. Much cheaper.
Briquettes are made from agricultural residues for rural women by Krishi Vigyan Kendra. Farmers have become a means of disposing of farm waste and earning a living.
cheaper than diesel-coal
Briquettes cheaper than coal have become popular in restaurants and bars. It is selling at Rs 35 a kg. One kilogram of charcoal is needed to cook food for 4 people. Ash balls are much cheaper than cooking on gas, diesel and coal in highway hotels.
Unpolluted ash balls are also formed from crop residues. Agricultural waste briquettes are in high demand. Which is used as cooking fuel.
Due to the cost of gas and kerosene, women in the villages have started using chulhas for cooking. In which eco-friendly things can be used, air pollution in the house can also be reduced.
1 brick-ball of 10 kg waste
Smokeless biofuel requires only 1.5 grams. The price is around eight to ten rupees. It makes 1 kg of bricks out of about ten kg of agricultural residue.
Farmers usually burn the residue. Instead of burning the garbage in the fields, the fuel becomes brick. Bricks are smokeless and inexpensive. Smokeless fuel. Brick shells did not cause air pollution.
You can earn money by making and selling. Women are now earning money by selling coal (bricks) to run the household. By working two hours a day, he earns three to five hundred rupees.
The project is funded by the seed of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. Training is imparted at Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) at Ashrafpur village, Katia in Sitapur district of Uttar Pradesh. If implemented on a large scale, it can be a successful model of women empowerment in rural areas.