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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(10): 410-425
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.710.044


Biochar: A Potential Alternative for Sustainable Agriculture
Harender Singh Dahiya* and Yogendra Kumar Budania
State Agriculture Department, Government of Haryana, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Climate is one of the key drivers behind agriculture. As climate change is uncertain, agriculture should be climate smart and must include agricultural management practices which include the use of bio wastes that could be able to sustain or improve our soil health. Moreover, increase in atmospheric carbon level is becoming a challenging task for the scientific community. Worldwide, successful implement strategies are being developing to drop down carbon dioxide level from the atmosphere but climate change is a becoming a bigger threat to civilization day by day which must be tackled. Biochar, due to its aromatic structure and long mean residence time in the soil has the potential for long-term carbon sequestration in the soil and offers a significant tool to reduce CO2 and GHG emissions. The trend obtained from the research studies carried out across the world raised our hopes of achieving the goal of maintain or enhancing the crop productivity coupled with environmental sustainability. Therefore, this paper aims to raise awareness among the scientific community about the use of biochar as a sustainable option for climate change mitigation and adaptation.


Keywords: Biochar, Climate change, Mitigation, Adaptation and Environmental sustainability
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Harender Singh Dahiya and Yogendra Kumar Budania. 2018. Biochar: A Potential Alternative for Sustainable Agriculture.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(10): 410-425. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.710.044