“If bio-CNG comes to the market, then the import of petroleum gas will come down in the country dramatically. People need to understand the importance of cow-dung. By making value addition to the cow-dung, one can produce better bio gas. It will be a major boost for country’s economy,” said Dr. Bharat Patel, a renowned orthopedic surgeon, in an interview to Uday India. He also shared his vision on eradicating cancer from the society through bio-products. Excerpts:
Could you brief about your biogas and organic fertilizer project?
We are not only working on biogas project, it is also a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity, where we will try to improvise health of the people and soil of the country. Earlier in Punjab, 25 to 30 horse power (hp) tractors would plough the farm fields easily but today even 55 hp tractors could not plough the stiff soil of the farm fields. My basic aim is to protect people from deadly cancer by producing organic fertilizers, which is badly needed in the country at present time. We make organic fertilizer, pesticides and fungicide in order to counter chemical products. Our country imports DAP (Diammonium phosphate fertilizer) to the tune of Rs. 70 thousand crore and it is a burden on the country. Therefore, we mix phosphorus and bacteria culture to formulate organic fertilizer. Earlier after rain, mother earth used to spread a special fragrance from soil, but today it has lost its fragrance because of increasing ‘soil organic carbon’ quantity in the soil (soil organic carbon is the basis of soil fertility). Today, carbon quantity in the soil is less than 0.5 per cent whereas; it should be 3 per cent for better health of soil. Green environment is today’s utmost requirement. If bio- CNG comes to market, then the import of petroleum gas will condense in the country dramatically. People need to understand the importance of cow-dung. By making value addition to the cow-dung, one can produce better bio-gas. It will be a major boost for country’s economy.
Your priority is to eradicate cancer from the society, but you talk about cow manure-based fertilizer, organic fertilizer, biogas etc. How do you link both the subjects?
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