Southeast Asia has considerable resources to produce liquid biofuels sustainably, using biomass feedstocks that would not cause carbon-dioxide emissions or interfere with food supply.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vikrant Kumar Tongad Vs. Environment Pollution (Prevention Control) Authority & Others dated 03/05/2017 regarding air pollution caused due to crop residue burning. Joint Director, Agriculture shall submit an affidavit on the number of Happy Seeders (Happy Seeder is a tractor-mounted machine that cuts and lifts rice straw, sows wheat into the bare soil, and deposits the straw over the sown area as mulch.) purchased.

Despite the spectacular success of the green revolution and achieving self-sufficiency in food production, there are increasing concerns on sustaining the pace of agricultural growth to feed the large population of our country. Lack of yield breakthroughs, deteriorating soil health, groundwater depletion, declining size of operational holdings and labour shortage are some of the prime reasons for slow growth of agriculture. (Editorial)

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Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vikrant Kumar Tongad Vs. Environment Pollution (Prevention Control) Authority & Others dated 07/03/2017 regarding crop residue burning in the states of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan and NCT Delhi.The states would take clear instructions and place on record the effective steps that each one of them is taking to prevent crop residue burning in the coming harvesting season.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vikrant Kumar Tongad Vs. Environment Pollution (Prevention Control) Authority & Others dated 06/01/2017 regarding air pollution resulting from crop residue burning.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Assessment on impact of pollution, 12/12/2016.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Pollution due to Burning of Paddy Stubble, 29/11/2016. Burning of paddy stubble has been banned in Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and

Prospects for Livestock-Based Livelihoods in Africa’s Drylands examines the challenges and opportunities facing the livestock sector and the people who depend on livestock in the dryland regions of Sub-Saharan Africa.

Biomass pellet production has increased considerably in recent years, mainly due to the demand created by policies and bioenergy-use targets in the European Union (EU). Global biomass pellet production was 24.1 million tonne (Mt) in 2014.

Most of the domestic and agro-waste in African cities end up in open dumps and natural water bodies thus causing severe environmental and health problems. These waste streams have resources such as nutrient and energy that can be valorized by transforming them into valuable products.

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