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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(8): 713-727
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1008.080


Biochar: A Tool for Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change Mitigation
Vikas Abrol1*, Peeyush Sharma1, Shrdha Anand2, Ravinder Chary3, T. N. V. K. V. Prasad4, R. K. Samnotra1 and Stanzin Khenrab1
1SKUAST-Jammu, India 2GGM Science College, Jammu, India 3ICAR-CRIDA, Hyderabad, India 4Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University, Tirupati, India
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Abstract:

Biochar widely known as black carbon, promotes plant growth and soil fertility and limits the necessity for fertilizer and decreases soil loss through erosion. Biochar is a carbon-rich solid material produced by heating from a wide range of organic feedstocks in the absence or limited oxygen supply (pyrolysis).  Biochar serves as a sink for atmospheric CO2 in soil and retains water and nutrients in surface soil due to its highly porous nature. Biochar not only offers a lot of environmental solutions, it can also improve soil quality and crop productivity. By converting agricultural waste into a powerful soil enhancer that holds carbon and makes soils more fertile, we can boost food security, discourage deforestation and reduce fertilizer requirements.


Keywords: Labour, carbon dioxide, methane, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide, sulphur dioxide
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Vikas Abrol, Peeyush Sharma, Shrdha Anand, Ravinder Chary, T. N. V. K. V. Prasad, R. K. Samnotra and Stanzin Khenrab. 2021. Biochar: A Tool for Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change Mitigation.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(8): 713-727. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1008.080