Rice Cultivation Project

This project is based on cultivation of organic rice cultivars along with subsequent implementation of improved agricultural practices to reduce the baseline GHG emissions in Uttar Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir.

Rice Cultivation Project

Project Details

Project Title Rice Cultivation Project
Project Type Carbon
Project Location India (Karnataka)
Annual Impacts Continuous impact across the land areas
GHG Platform Gold Standard Mechanism
Project ID TBD
Project Catalogue

Project Brief

About 16% of the Bengaluru's population lives in its 520 recognized slums, stuck in the vicious circle of poverty, worsening inequalities even more with the ongoing pandemic. The socio-cultural context that constitutes cooking on traditional stoves in urban slums revealed a dynamic and highly interconnected network of factors such as poverty, tradition, perceptions surrounding smoke and scarcity of resources that varied widely between and within the slums. Cooking is done on an open fire which is harmful to health. Moreover, for a family of five people an average of 50 kilos of wood per week is required, which leads to deforestation. Together with climate change, this leads to unsuccessful harvests for farmers due to unpredictable rainfall, flooding and extreme drought.

This project would reduce wood consumption by two-thirds and significantly reduces CO2 emissions and smoke. Alongwith reduction in GHG emissions the project would help in addressing climate change and improving women health to a significant extent.