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Assessing low carbon technologies for IGP

   

At IARI, New Delhi, twenty technologies were analyzed for their potential to mitigate GHGs emission in rice in the upper and lower Indo-Gangetic Plains (IGP). In the upper-IGP, seven technologies, viz. sprinkler irrigation, direct seeded rice, use of nitrification inhibitor, use of urea super granules, leaf colour chart, site-specific nutrient management (SSNM) and crop diversification  have  showed potential   to   reduce   Global Warming   Potential    (GWP) without any additional cost. In the lower-IGP, use of nitrification inhibitor, use of leaf colour chart, SSNM and crop diversification showed reduction in GWP with no additional cost. Among the ten technologies assessed in wheat, zero tillage, INM, use of nitrification inhibitor and SSNM proved to be effective in terms of GWP reduction and profit enhancement in the upper-IGP. In the lower-IGP, zero tillage, INM, nitrification inhibitor and SSNM technologies were GHG-friendly and economically feasible. The study showed that there is a potential to promote low carbon technologies in agriculture, but appropriate policy incentives need to be built to encourage farmers to adopt such technologies.


                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                    

Potential and cost for various mitigation technologies in

rice in the upper Indo-Gangetic Plains.











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