Punjab: Gurudwara Nanaksar Sahib urges farmers to shun stubble burning practices to save environment | Ludhiana News

LUDHIANA: Anti-Stubble burning “campaign” launched by the Punjab government has been getting response from all segments of the society with prominent religious organization, Gurudwara Nanaksar Sahib, calling upon the farmers to shun stubble burning practices to protect the environment comprising air and soil.
Gurudwara Nanaksar Keleran’s Baba Lakha Singh has appealed the farmers not to set their fields on fire as it was causing massive loss to the environment as well as fertility of the soil.
In a written appeal issued to the farmers of the state, he stated that “nature has gifted us the treasure in the form of paddy straw but our farmers have mistook it as a curse. However, proper awareness can remove their doubt about the problem of stubble burning”.
He stated that paddy crop is sown over 25 lakh hectare land in the state and a large number of farmers tend to burn crop residue by setting their fields on fire.
He mentioned that this practice causes a heavy toll on the soil fertility besides causing other environmental damages.
He also said that the paddy straw can be utilized as fodder for animals, compost fertilizer, and electricity production, besides others.
The Gurudwara Committee urged the farmers to stop the tradition of burning paddy straw as it was the need of the hour to end problems like temperature increase, air pollution, and depletion in soil fertility, etc.


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