Haryana farmers have decided to sell leftover straw due to air pollution


New Delhi: Farmers in Rohtak in Haryana have chosen to turn straw into fodder rather than burning, which will directly benefit the environment.

A local farmer said they would stop the practice of burning leftovers, which is deteriorating air quality in the national capital as well as nearby areas.

We will not burn the rubble now. led to pollution. The government buys its remains at 5,000 rupees per kilogram. “We can buy fertilizer and seeds with that profit,” the farmer said.

Among the many states, Haryana stands second with the most reported cases of straw burning in the country. Punjab has reported the highest number of husk burns.

Other states in northern India including Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh are also in line for camping rice between September 15 and November 4 this year, causing air quality to deteriorate.

34% contribution to air pollution

SAFAR (System of Air Quality, Forecasting and Research), revealed on Friday that straw burning has contributed up to 34 percent to air pollution in the national capital.

In the latest report released on November 4, Punjab saw a 12.59 per cent rise in scaling burn cases.

What is a stubble burn?

The straw is the residue of the rice crop that must be removed from the ground or the insects that will grow in it will destroy fertility. It is necessary to remove the standing rice to sow wheat.

Among the various options, a farmer chooses to burn his crop residues because it is the cheapest method that does not involve financial investments. However, this practice causes harm to the environment as it contributes significantly to air pollution.

The stubble is burned in the last week of November.

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