Stop farm fires: CM to farmers

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Stop farm fires: CM to farmers

Friday, 08 November 2019 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Chief Minister Kamal Nath has appealed the farmers not to burn the stubble in order to prevent pollution, protect the atmosphere and maintain the fertility of the land. He said that agricultural- friendly micro organisms, which help in maintaining the fertility of the land also get burnt on burning the stubble.

Kamal Nath has told the farmers that they are the creators of greenery and guards of atmosphere. Therefore, instead of burning the stubble, it should be used to enable progressive farming, availability of fodder and fresh air for everyone.

Nath told the farmers that the government is worried about the crop-losses they have suffered due to the excessive rains and constant efforts are being made to compensate them. We have asked help from the Central Government for it, he said. Kamal Nath said that the State Government is bound to compensate the losses of the farmers. He suggested that it is better to convert the stubble into fodder instead of burning it.

The experts also suggest that the stubble can be used in power production and making card board as well as paper. Kamal Nath said that according to the agriculture experts, without burning the stubble, wheat should be sown with it. When land will be irrigated, the stubble will decay and convert into fertilizer itself, then it will provide additional advantage to the wheat crop by mixing its nutrient elements in the soil. He said that now such machines are available which can be fitted in the tractor and can easily cut and collect the stubble and can also do sowing there. The Chief Minister said that both the options are profitable for the farmers.

The CM Kamal Nath told the farmers that at present time, the environment protection is the top priority along with the redressal of their problems. The CM said that the Supreme Court has also mentioned that everybody has the right to inhale in fresh air. Kamal Nath stated that burning the stubble harms the atmosphere as well as nutrients of the soil and creates pollution. The green house gases are also emitted which harms the atmosphere very much.

Burning of stubble creates half-burned carbon, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, sulphar dioxide, ashes, other poisonous elements and poisonous gases, which cause air pollution along with increase in the dust particles. Nath urged the farmers to pay special attention to the requirement of the time and to give their significant contribution in saving the atmosphere from pollution.

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