FOOD GRAINS ARE AS IMPORTANT AS AIR QUALITY :
So rice is grown with the Overflow of Sutlej wters in monsoons. Most ideally suited weather for Paddy growing . As soon as Paddy is harvested Wheat is sown in winter . So the farmers hardly have time to plan to do anything about the Stubble. It is a huge volume of 60 Lkh acres in Punjab itself.
In other rice eating Southern states and Bengal, production is just sufficient,as they depend on water and if rains fail , there will be crops failures. It is here that the excess Pddy produced in Punjab and Hariyana is hepful.
So the Punjab Farmers alone can't do anything.The first Prime Minister of India poured the first bucket of Concrete on 1948 soon after Independance at the Bakhra construction site that paved the way for GREEN REVOLUTION LIFTING INDIA FROM FAMINE.
PUNJAB IS UTILIZING THE AVAILABLE SURPLUS WATER AND EXISTING LAND TO PRODUCE FOOD GRAINS. A PROPPER STUBBLE DISPOSAL / UTILITY PROGRAM SHOULD BE EVEOLVED AND PUT TO ACTION AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE. OTHERWISE OUR CAPITAL DELHI WILL TURN OUT TO BE A GHOST CITY OR PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO LIVE IN BUBBLES HOMES. more
However, there is no legal restriction on the type of cash crop farmers can grow. These farmers are only imitating the hill people who lack farm-able soil to grow one or two crops. Also climate does not permit them to use the same soil to grow round the year. Therefore they need to burn up their stubble. They call it 'Jhoom' cultivation. The government, as advised by Agricultural experts, must enforce proper disposal of the fibrous stubble for reuse as manure to mulch the soil or be converted for other uses like fibre boards etc. more