Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 10, Issue 2 (2021)
Potential carbon sequestration methods of agriculture: A review
Akansha Singh, Dr. BP Dhyani, Vipin Kumar, Anand Singh and Rahul Indar Navsare
Carbon is the non-metallic element that exists in our environment in various forms. Our environment is made up of 0.03-0.04% of carbon dioxide by volume. This gas is a major greenhouse gas and plays an important role in earth carbon cycling. The combustion of any substance including fossil fuels, respiration by living beings leads to the production of this gas. The soils are having the ability to sequester carbon with proper management it is obvious that we can use this resource as a sink for carbon. The carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technology is done to induce carbon into the soil from carbon generating point sources. It is the process of capturing waste CO2 from larger sources example fossil fuel power plants than its transportation was done to the storage site, and finally depositing it from where it will not enter back to the atmosphere, generally in underground geological formations. India is one among 24 developing countries that are having CCS activity, recognizing the importance of CCS for energy security. On agricultural soils adoption of conservation tillage, conventional no-till, and organic no-till, crop rotations including cover crops, rotational grazing-like practices must be adopted to increase sequestration of carbon in farmer’s field. As stated by Lal, 2004 in the table that the potential is about 39.3 to 49.3 Tg carbon per year, and the above discussion clearly states that the agricultural soils of India are having better potential for more carbon sequestration.
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Akansha Singh, Dr. BP Dhyani, Vipin Kumar, Anand Singh and Rahul Indar Navsare. Potential carbon sequestration methods of agriculture: A review. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2021;10(2):562-565.