This project will establish 20 farmers as role models for farming community to stop practice of burning down vast quantities of agriculture waste consisting of sugarcane leaves and paddy waste to clear fields and save climate from emission of green house gases in environment. One pit will put an end to releasing 45,000 kilos of CO2 in the environment every year.
In western Uttar Pradesh state, nearly 22 districts mainly grow sugarcane and rice, which results in lot of agricultural wastage comprising of sugarcane leaves and paddy waste. It leaves no choice to farmer than to burn it to clear the fields for new crops. This burning releases harmful greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide in the air which can be reduced by 45,000 kilos by just one pit in a year's time. The environment is most affected and so are living beings residing here.
The LR compost pit will consume this agriculture wastage and turn it into liquid and solid rich organic manure over three months time. This manure will help the soil and crops strongly and also save the climate with reduced greenhouse gas emissions. The beneficiary farmers will showcase their pits and will act as role models for their farming communities and to generate awareness and inspire others to take up this composting practice instead.
The chosen first 20 farmers will have their LR compost pits established and will use it to make manure out of their agriculture waste. They will no longer burn it thus stopping it from emitting greenhouse gases in the environment. The farming communities of these farmers will be inspired from these farmers and will have a live model of the pit their village to study and see its outcomes. It will prove to be a stepping stone in a larger move. It can help over hundreds of farmers to change.