August 26, 2019

Burning Of Crop Residual Should Be Discouraged

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Burning of crop Residual causes heath and environmental issues. It is a quick way to prepare rice fields but can cause problems. Farmers burn residual because it is the cheapest option they have. Farmers who have livestock, also use this residual to feed their animals. 

burning of crop residual

Gujranwala and Sialkot are the most important systems in the wheat-rice system. Farmers cultivate less than 5 acres because farms are small in this area.


Motive to write the petition

The reason for logging this petition is to reduce air pollution. Every living specie needs Oxygen to breath.

"Burning crop residue would not be recommended on organic farms as it wastes vital carbon. The ability to compost the residual with manure and any ashes from wood used for cooking would be favored. Many practitioners of organic agriculture fortify the compost with rock phosphate and some soil silt or clay will improve the retention of the soil carbon. Burning can lead to lower soil carbon levels and in organic agriculture, the goal is to improve soil carbon as to improve crop and animal nutrition." Paul Reed. 


Anticipate Action

Agriculture department should educate former the side effects of burning of crop residual and provide them the more effective and better way to get their fields as they want before next crop.


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