27th November, 2019, Bhopal
The ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Science (ICAR-IISS), Bhopal organized a Brainstorming Session on “Biochar: Potential availability, usefulness and limitation in the context of Indian Agriculture” today.
Dr. Ashok K. Patra, Director, ICAR-IISS, Bhopal highlighted the importance of Biochar and its relevance in the Indian agriculture.
Dr. Dinesh Mohan, Professor, School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi made a detailed presentation on "Biochar Research in Global Perspective". He spoke about the Biochar, its origin, production technology, characterization and its role in soil amendment, climate change mitigation and remediation of polluted soil, water and environment. Dr. Mohan also stressed on the residue management’s problems in India. He opined that the Biochar could be a potential technology for carbon sequestration and climate change mitigation.
Dr. A. Subba Rao, Former Director, ICAR-IISS, Bhopal and Chairman of the Session accentuated on the need for popularization and adoption of Biochar among the farmers.
The senior officials from ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad; Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu; ICAR-Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Bhopal participated in the session.
(Source: ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal)