Handbook of Solid Waste Management: Chapter 19

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Part II: Agricultural Solid Waste Management

Chapter 19 pp 497-522

Sustainable Management of Agricultural Waste in India

Rachana Jain, Satya Narayan Naik

With the advancement in agriculture, a massive amount of agricultural waste has been produced worldwide. It includes cereal straws, husks of different crops, livestock manure, and so on. Previously, edible agricultural waste was used as livestock feed and the remaining one either rotten in the field or burned. According to the Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), India produced 500 million tons of agricultural waste, out of which 92 metric tons were burned each year that causes severe environmental pollution by producing a large amount of greenhouse gases (viz., N2O, SO2, CH4) and smoke. There is a need to utilize these wastes in an eco-friendly and sustainable manner. This chapter reviews the possible way of re-utilization, which includes composting and biofuel production.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-4230-2_26

Cite this chapter as: Jain R., Naik S.N. (2022) Sustainable Management of Agricultural Waste in India. In: Baskar C., Ramakrishna S., Baskar S., Sharma R., Chinnappan A., Sehrawat R. (eds) Handbook of Solid Waste Management. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-4230-2_26

Handbook of Solid Waste Management has now been published on SpringerLink:  https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-4230-2

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Dr Chinnappan Baskar, Editor-in-Chief