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Stubble burning is the intentional burning or setting on fire of crop residue to remove them from the field in order to sow the next crop.
Why do farmers burn stubble?
Stubble burning has been practiced by farmers from all over the world although many governments have prohibited the practice in various degrees. In this section, we will see why farmers in northern India burn stubble.
Advantages of Stubble Burning
What are the effects of stubble burning?
Stubble burning has very adverse effects on the environment.
Loss of wealth from stubble
Another ill-effect of stubble burning is the loss of ‘wealth’ from the stubble.
Measures to curb stubble burning
The administration has taken several measures to curb the practice of stubble burning by farmers.
Solutions to stubble burning problem
A few solutions to the problem of stubble burning are discussed below.
Graded Response Action Plan to fight air pollution
Working of GRAP
Under the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP), there would be four types of alert levels, depending on the seriousness of the situation:
Delhi will be at this level when the positivity rate is more than 0.5 per cent for two consecutive days.
With 1500 new COVID-19 cases registered in one week and 500 patients require oxygen beds
This will be applicable when the positivity rate remains more than 1 per cent for two consecutive days, with
3500 cases come within a week and 700 oxygen beds get filled.
At this level, the positivity rate will have to be more than 2 per cent for two consecutive days.
With the number of new cases in a week must be 9000 with 1000 patients requiring oxygen beds.
This will be applicable when the positivity rate is more than 5 per cent for two consecutive days.
More than 16000 cases in a week and 3000 patients are admitted on oxygen beds.
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