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No cost-effective alternative to manage crop waste, say Haryana farmers

Farmers in Haryana say setting their fields on fire was the best and cheapest way to get rid of tonnes of paddy straw (15 quintals per acre)

Stubble burning seen in a village at Pehowa district, Haryana, on Thursday, October 31, 2019.(Bharat Bhushan / HT Photo)
Stubble burning seen in a village at Pehowa district, Haryana, on Thursday, October 31, 2019.(Bharat Bhushan / HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 03, 2019 12:38 PM IST

Nasa satellite images show dip in crop burning cases in Haryana and Punjab

Both Haryana and Punjab have banned stubble burning but farmers still do it because they don’t have the agricultural equipment to clear the fields quickly and manual field labour is expensive.

A combination of satellite images by Nasa from October 3, 2017 (left) and October 3, 2018 show fewer red spots signifying farm fires in northern India.
A combination of satellite images by Nasa from October 3, 2017 (left) and October 3, 2018 show fewer red spots signifying farm fires in northern India.
Updated on Oct 05, 2018 11:09 AM IST
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