Wednesday, August 15, 2018
News

Parijat launches campaign to educate farmers about ill effects of crop residue burning

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

New Delhi [India] | August 10, 2018 2:41:31 PM IST
In a bid to create awareness about the ill effects of crop residue burning and management, Parijat Urja Chakra in collaboration with Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVKs) organized a special campaign at Fatehgarh village of Ambala in Haryana.

The special focus of the campaign was to create awareness among farmers about proper management of crops residue and the ill effects of stubble burning after harvesting. The meeting was attended by dozens of farmers.

The burning of agricultural Crop Residue (CRB) has been identified as a major health hazard, in addition to causing exposure to extremely high levels of Particulate Matter concentration to people in the immediate vicinity.

Senior scientist from Krishi Vigyan Kendra Dr. Guruprem sensitized the participants about the importance of straw management and the need of creating awareness among the rural masses. He also explained about the recommended machinery and techniques of straw management.

"Such type of campaign is necessary to sensitize the farmers about management for residue. Several efforts are being made to provide the various residue management implements on subsidy to the farmers. I appealed to the farmers to follow and spread the message given by the team of KVK for the welfare of the society and to save environment," said Dr. Guruprem

Underscoring the impact of crop residue burning, he said crop burning leads to air, land and water pollution. It also leads to reduction of nutrients in the soil.

Keeping in mind the commitment towards farmers, safety handbooks were also distributed amongst the farmers on safe use of crop protection products.

On the other hand, the Haryana government is also set to launch a massive campaign in the state to create awareness among farmers about proper management of crops residue and the ill effects of stubble burning in view of the ensuing paddy harvesting season.

Parijat industries (India Pvt Ltd is one of the leading agro-chemical manufacturing company with its manufacturing base at Ambala, Haryana and with a presence in 16 Indian states, and exports spanning over 70 countries. Parijat and its international subsidiaries sell branded formulations in countries of Asia, Africa, CIS, Europe, North and South America. (ANI)

Loading...
 
  LATEST COMMENTS (0)
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
MORE BUSINESS NEWS
India now world's sixth largest economy:...
Heavy rains hit Kerala, Cochin airport s...
Impatient to take India to new heights: ...
CM emphasises Nagaland's huge tourism po...
NPCI blames Cosmos Bank for malware atta...
Stalin demands CBI probe into TANGEDCO c...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Shutdown in Kashmir valley...
Tripura CM reiterates his pledge to make...
Bengal celebrates 72nd anniversary of In...
China finance ministry sets minimum loca...
Modi says women officers to get permanen...
KCR seeks fresh mandate for 'golden Tela...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
Gutka worth Rs 11.56 seized in Than... 
I-Day celebrated by Bhiwandi sex wo... 
Dozens killed in Afghanistan attack... 
New fuel rules push shipowners to g... 
Britain's RBS adds dividend appeal,... 
ECR rain services cancelled, short ... 
Yogi orders arrest of murderers of ... 
PM speaks to Kerala CM on floods, D...