Organic cotton production in India has been a source of concern for many consumers, and now a new study from research firm Infosys has confirmed that it is indeed a significant source of CO2 emissions.
In the study, published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, researchers from Infosyt found that the production of organic cotton (the most widely used cotton material) emits nearly 1,500 times more CO2 than cotton that is grown using conventional cotton production methods.
According to the Infosy study, organic cotton production has been the main source of emissions for organic cotton.
The study also revealed that the use of conventional cotton is the main reason why CO2 emission rates are so high in India.
“While conventional cotton uses fertilizers and pesticides to increase the yield of cotton, organic methods such as organic cotton cultivation reduce the use and use of fertilizers,” said co-author Sitaram Das, a professor at Infosypetal Institute of Technology (ITI).
“Therefore, this can also increase CO2-emissions.”
The study found that, on average, organic cultivation increases CO2 pollution by 2.5-3.5 times,” Das said.
This is because the plants produce more organic matter than conventional cotton cultivation, which causes the plants to absorb more CO 2 from the atmosphere.”
This leads to an increase in the production and use levels of organic material, which increases the total amount of CO 2 that is released by the plants,” Das explained.
According the researchers, organic production is also a major source of carbon dioxide emissions in India due to the use to grow the crops.
However, the use that is made of organic farming methods to produce organic cotton in India can reduce CO2 levels, he added.
According Infosysc study, cotton grown in India consumes more than one billion tonnes of cotton seed annually, which is enough to produce 2.4 million metric tonnes of COII per year.
The paper also showed that the carbon footprint of organic production in the country is only 1.6 million metric tons, or 0.8% of the total CO2 produced.