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

New Delhi : 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.  

Foreign Portfolio Investors outflow so far crosses Rs 4,000 cr in January

Foreign investors have pulled out more than Rs 4,000 crore from the Indian capital markets so far in January, highlighting their cautious stance towar...

Budget expectation, Q3 results to guide Indian equities; volatile in crude oil to affect rupee

The course of markets in the weeks to come will be determined by the ongoing third quarter earning results, budget expectations, developments in the U...

HDFC Bank third quarter net profit rises 20 per cent to Rs 5,586 crore

Private lender HDFC Bank on Saturday reported a 20.3 per cent growth in net profit to Rs 5,585.9 crore for the third quarter ended December 31, mainly...

Rupee settles 16 paise down at 71.19 vs USD; registers second weekly loss

The rupee on Friday weakened by 16 paise to close at 71.19 against the US dollar amid rise in demand for the greenback from exporters and unabated inc...