Crop burning- pollution -is govt responsible ?
In south we too grow paddy and other crops but it is the practice to lift hay by farmer as he is getting money from crops .Untill recently they used Manuel cutting by sickle now that the harvesting machines are in use the stubble is longer.
Of late since pollution levels have reached to dangerous levels in cities in North there is a urgency by governments both center and state to take measures in that onestep is to prevent crop burning.
But the farmers expect the govt to foot the bills of hay lifting citing that the cost of lifting is more for them .
What a joke! Farmers are making money and polluting but the govt must bear the cost of hay lifting.
They must insist and collect tax from farmers who are burning crops blatantly and disregarding the health of millions of people.
It is shameful that govts are weak and due to populism cannot take harsh measures.
Now it is election time all the more it is irksome for them.
Before another Bhopal like tragedy happens locally and respiratory disorders damage the lungs of people permanently ,the governments must form a study group of technical people from health, finance ,agriculture and recommend measures urgently to GOI. more