The Delhi government on Tuesday shared an image showing the large scale of stubble burning in the neighouring states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Punjab. Reportedly, the images are captured by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Meanwhile, the air quality in the national capital region (NCR) continues to fluctuate between ‘hazardous’ and ‘very poor’. Also, the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has pointed out how the stubble burning is affecting the Air Quality Index (AQI), stating a danger to the residents of the national capital.
The Union Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) has introduced an Air Quality Early Warning System. The system being developed by the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology in Pune, it will allow the authorities to act in advance. As per reports, the system will keep the stubble burning data from the past 15 years and predict patterns to ascertain where it will take place on a particular day.
Meanwhile, the farmers are actively working to depress the practice of stubble burning. In Fatehgarh Sahib, there is a farmer called Jarnail Singh, who is setting an example for others by not burning his own stubble for the past several years. The district officials stated that he has advised others to follow the same. In fact, he has set up a ‘Kisaan Welfare group’ which aids other farmers in availing subsidizing advanced machinery for better handling of stubble.