Future Scheduled Research Work
Usage of chemical fertilizers is the most common practice to increase crop yields which is associated with environment pollution. Biofertilizers play an important role as eco-friendly “Nutrient Supplements” for plant growth, with special emphasis on maintenance of soil health, minimization of environmental pollution and cutting down the use of chemicals in agriculture. They are nothing but selected strains of beneficial soil microorganisms cultured in the laboratory and packed in a suitable carrier. Biofertilizers provide nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorus, zinc etc., through their activities in the soil, which include Azotobacter, Azospirullum, Azolla, Cyanobacteria, Rhizobium, phosphate-solubilizing microorganisms and others. Genelon chooses to opt a process that aims at preserving soil nativity, enhancing crop yield and stabilizing agricultural practice with versatile native cropping patterns. We intend to carry out research on diversified strains of enhanced biofertilizer quality using consortium of microorganisms, carriers and delivery system.
Solid waste management (SWM) has become a global issue and the increasing urbanization and changing lifestyles have increased the waste generation rates, especially in developing countries with various environmental problems such as air, soil and water pollution, and generation of greenhouse gases from landfills. Waste management practices can differ for developed and developing nations, for urban and rural areas, and for residential and industrial localities. Genelon aims to take up an eco-friendly research that would suit specific country scenario with every refinement. Future focus at Genelon highlights on enhancing the sources which reduce waste and the development of techniques for efficient recycling process that include -
- Developing durable products
- Repair/restore used items before replacing them
- Innovate technologies to produce products that can be reused and recycled locally
- Developing efficient and eco-friendly packaging techniques, which reduce the level of toxin production
Vermicomposting, the processing of organic waste with worms, transforms garbage into nutrient-rich, odourless, pathogen-free and high quality compost that greatly enhances the health of plants. Given the need and potential for agricultural diversification in the country, we intend to generate ideas and strategies to develop an innovative yet simplistic design of vermicomposting for the Indian scenario. Our future plans include identifying steps in terms of R & D and commercialization, and developing an industry-driven, economically and environmentally sustainable model. Our initiative is a long-term process requiring several years to develop and implement on a large scale. Once the conceptual framework is devised, the next major endeavour would be the validation of concepts for environmental and economic viability.