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Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
Year : 2016, Volume : 7, Issue : 3
First page : ( 185) Last page : ( 192)
Print ISSN : 0975-6795. Online ISSN : 2321-5828.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5828.2016.00030.9

Corn-A Vital Crop for Our Economy

Jain Archana1,*, Rastogi Deepali2, Chanana Bhawana3

1Research Scholar, Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi

2Associate Professor, Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi

3Professor and Head, Amity School of Fashion Design and Technology, Mumbai

*Corresponding Author: Archana Jain Research Scholar, Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi jain1803@gmail.com

Online published on 2 February, 2017.

Abstract

Corn, which is one of the staple food crops of our country could be exploited as a potential source of textile fibres as well. Agro waste like sugarcane bagasse, rice husk and cornhusk etc. have traditionally been used as fuels but their burning adds to air pollution. They need to be utilized more efficiently to add to our existing renewable resources. One such agro waste that can be employed to broaden our textile resource basket is; cornhusk, the outer covering of the corn cobs. This could prove a major breakthrough for our economy as same crop will yield both food and textile fibre.

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Keywords

Corn production, agriculture, cornhusk anatomy, textile applications.

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