Paddy Waste To Income
Partnering with rice farmers in India to reduce crop waste burning and find new revenue streams
Project Manager: Parul Singh
At Paddy Waste to Income, we are involved in working along with local NGOs, community leaders, farmers with small land ownership, and Enactus teams located in the Punjab region of India. Most local farmers own 1-3 acres of land producing around 3-10 tons of paddy waste and they cannot afford to invest in bailing machinery, hiring a truck, or negotiating with governmental or institutional buyers. Our project “Paddy Waste to Income”, empowers the local community to remove these obstacles, and gain access to equipment, market contacts, and logistical support to collect, bail, store, transport, and sell the paddy waste thus stopping the burning while generating revenues for the farmers. Once the project is sustainable and capable of being run by the village cooperatives, we will scale our solution by expanding to other villages and creating multiple clusters while benefiting from the lessons learned from the pilot implementation.