Stubble burning a choice or helplessness: A review
Gagandeep Kaur, Y Rajit Kumar, Deepika Gulati and Dr. Parveen Kumar Jain
In the present scenario crop residue management is one of the main agriculture problem across the nation especially northern plains where paddy wheat is the most following crop cycle. The smog coming out of the burning residue not only causes air pollution, lowers the soil carbon percent ,reduce soil fertility, nutrients in the soil and many health hazards to human and animal health. The situation is more worsen with the pandemic on the way by causing lots of respiratory problems and lung infections. The proper use of paddy residue has become a main issue in the northwestern Indian states, with no choice and farmers preferring to burn the remains. Maintenance of rice residues is important because it contains plant nutrients and can improve soil-plant-climate persistence after decomposition. The biomass when a burn not only pollutes the environment but also deprives the plant of essential nutrients. The blames are imposed on the farmer that- why? They burn stubble in farm in spite of other options for managing. But is they are burning the crop residue willingly or helplessness? A study on the reason behind this. In this article we are going to discuss all these reasons which are forcing a farmer to burn their crop residue.