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Electricity from mustard plant harvests

Harvest residue from mustard plants were earlier simply burned in India. Now, a project in the northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan is using the plant remnants to improve the lives of people. Thousands of farmers now boost their incomes by selling the stalks and husks of the mustard plant to a biomass power plant. The electricity generated by the facility helps to save an estimated 36,000 tons of carbon dioxide each year.