Stop Stubble Burning Poster by Viren Duhan, 6th Standard, Swami Nitanand Global Residential School

Stubble Burning, Crop Residue Management

Stubble burning is the process of intentionally setting fire to the remaining crop residue after a harvest in a farm field. It is a common practice in some regions of the world, particularly in India, where it is used as a cheap and convenient method of preparing fields for the next planting season. However, stubble burning has become a major environmental issue in recent years due to its contribution to air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

The burning of crop residue releases a significant amount of particulate matter, carbon monoxide, and other pollutants into the air, which can have serious health impacts on nearby communities. Stubble burning is also a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions, particularly carbon dioxide and methane, which contribute to climate change.

To address the negative impacts of stubble burning, various initiatives have been undertaken in recent years, including promoting alternative uses of crop residue such as animal fodder, composting, and using it as a fuel source for power generation. Governments have also introduced bans and penalties for stubble burning, although enforcing these policies can be challenging.

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