Published On: Mon, May 16th, 2016

Use of plastic may boost agricultural output manifold

NEW DELHI: A wider use of plastics in agriculture can reduce the losses in harvesting and increase the value of output by Rs 68,000 crore, according to a report.

Plasticulture refers to use of plastics in agriculture in a scientific manner which not only improves the productivity but also optimises the input resources.

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Use of plastic may boost agricultural output manifold

Use of plastics in farm sector is an interesting proposition as it can help reduce pre and post-harvest losses, the Tata Strategic Management Group (TSMG) said in its report on role of plastics in agriculture.

“It is estimated that the agriculture output can be increased by Rs 68,000 crore by using proper plasticulture applications like drip irrigation, mulching etc,” it said.

The report was released by Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture Hukmdev Narayan Yadav at a FICCI event here.

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