Friday, December 28, 2007

The burning of grass - winter and pre-summer in India.

It is common to see patches of grass and the undergrowth in the forest areas bruning in several parts of grass lands and decidious forest areas in India. This results in intentional / accidental production of tonnes of bio-char and some part of the earth is also burnt in this process. The soils are enriched in this process. As this process is not controlled, relatively less char is produced. Still this product adds to the improvement in fertility of the soil. The contolled methods should be developed to productively use the heat and as well to develop charcoal from excess biomass and agriculture biomass.

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