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Move to make textile fibre from paddy straw

Sep 09, 2019
Move to make textile fibre from paddy straw

Fortum India has signed an agreement with Chaudhary Charan Singh, Haryana Agricultural University of Hisar to make textile fibre from paddy straw that is otherwise burnt by the farmers causing pollution in northern states.

The memorandum of understanding aims to protect the environment and to provide simple and economical options for the farmers to manage paddy straw, an official statement said.

Singh has been working towards the management of paddy straw and, Fortum’s partnership with HAU will include to deepen understanding of the theoretical and practical knowledge and expertise in the areas of studying the properties of rice straw and other agri-biomass, its availability, socio economic impact, probable supply chain and other possible area of support, in the State of Haryana, an official statement said.