Madhya Pradesh to produce organic fertilizer from human hair _ bhopal _ Hindustan Times.pdf

Madhya Pradesh to produce organic fertilizer from human hair _ bhopal _ Hindustan Times.pdf

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Madhya Pradesh to produce organic fertilizer from human hair The Madhya Pradesh environment department and NGO Sarthak will set up amino acid growth promoter plants in Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur and Gwalior. BHOPAL Updated: May 09, 2018 14:23 IST Shruti Tomar ( ) Hindustan Times, Bhopal Like other fertilizer, amino acid solution mixed with water is sprayed on plants. Amino acid acts as natural stimulant and hair has different types of amino acid including lysine which is very good for legume growth. (Getty Images) ( ) Wednesday, Dec 05, 2018 e-paper ( ) New Delhi °C Sign In ( ) india (/india-news/) elections (/assembly-elections/) world (/world-news/) cricket (/cricket/) cities (/cities/) opinion (/opinion/) entertainment (/entertainment/) lifestyle (/lifestyle/) education (/education/) photos (/photos/) videos (/videos/) sports (/sports-news/) brandstudio-live ( ) ind vs aus (/cricket/series/india-vs-australia/) Search
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The Madhya Pradesh government will soon start production of amino acid from human hair and provide it to farmers at one-third of the market price to be used as organic fertilizer, government of±cials said. The government’s environment department signed an agreement with an NGO named Sarthak on Monday to produce and market amino acid. Human hair is a good source of amino acid and it is estimated that 1 kg hair can produce 20 litres amino acid. The hair is heated up to 400 degree Celsius when it turns into liquid, which is then mixed with water to prepare the solution. Like other fertilizer, amino acid solution mixed with water is sprayed on plants. Amino acid acts as natural stimulant and hair has different types of amino acid including lysine which is very good for legume growth. MP is the second highest producer of legumes with 19.5% as per the data of MP agriculture department. The environment department of Madhya Pradesh and the NGO Sarthak will set up amino acid growth promoter plants in four big cities of Madhya Pradesh - Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur and Gwalior. The government is supporting the exercise technically and ±nancially. The plant in Indore with a daily production capacity of 20 litres cost Rs 1.1 lakh. The government is planning a bigger plant in Bhopal which would cost around Rs 3 lakh. Environment department’s principal secretary and pollution control board chairman Anupam Rajan said, “This is an innovative idea as there is no management of hair once it is cut and usually goes waste. Not only will the amino acid plants reduce the waste of hair it will also help the farmers in getting a good fertilizer at much lower cost.” Rajan agreed that the main problem would be to collect hair. “It would be a tough task, but we will tie up and procure it from saloons, religious places so that there is never a shortfall,” he said.
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