Biomass Resource Assessment & Management of Amritsar District of Punjab: A Case Study

Year : 2024 | Volume : | : | Page : –
By

Pragya Yadav

A.K Sharma

  1. Research Scholar Department of Biotechnology, I. K. Gujral Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar Punjab India
  2. Scientist E Department of Biotechnology, Sardar Swaran Singh National Institute of Bio-Energy Kapurthala Punjab India

Abstract

The biomass resource assessment and management of Amritsar district in Punjab highlights the intricate balance between biomass generation and consumption, with significant implications for various sectors including dairy farming. Through meticulous evaluation of agricultural residue, animal waste, and forestry biomass, the study unveils the potential for bioenergy production within the region. Key findings indicate a substantial surplus of biomass, primarily derived from agricultural activities, alongside seasonal variations in availability. For the dairy sector, this surplus biomass presents an opportunity for sustainable energy generation and improved waste management practices. Given the substantial population of cattle and buffaloes in the district, the utilization of surplus agricultural residue and animal dung for biogas production could offer a renewable energy source for dairy farms. Moreover, the study underscores the importance of optimizing biomass collection mechanisms to ensure consistent fuel supply throughout the year, aligning with the continuous demand of dairy operations.
However, challenges such as alternate uses of biomass and transportation costs must be addressed to maximize the potential of bioenergy in the dairy sector. By strategically integrating biomass resources into dairy farm operations, there exists a pathway towards achieving energy self-sufficiency, reducing environmental impact, and enhancing sustainability in the dairy industry of Amritsar district. Furthermore, the assessment emphasizes the economic viability of biomass utilization, with market rates indicating potential cost savings for dairy farmers. By leveraging locally available biomass resources, dairy operations can mitigate dependence on conventional energy sources, thereby enhancing resilience and long-term viability in an increasingly dynamic agricultural landscape.

Keywords: Biomass , consumption, Agriculture, Animal husbandry , Non-dairy Cattle

How to cite this article: Pragya Yadav, A.K Sharma. Biomass Resource Assessment & Management of Amritsar District of Punjab: A Case Study. Research & Reviews : Journal of Dairy Science & Technology. 2024; ():-.
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Received March 19, 2024
Accepted April 18, 2024
Published May 13, 2024