Stubble burning the main reason for poor air in Delhi: HC

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Mains Paper 3: Environment | Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment

From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims level: Read Back2basics

Mains level: We can mention this statement given by the HC in the Mains Exam.


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Delhi High Court on Stubble burning

  1. Delhi HC in one of its observation on pollution has said that Stubble burning is the ‘main villain’ behind the severe pollution in Delhi and neighbouring areas
  2. It has asked the Delhi government and the neighbouring States to spell out the steps taken to address the issue

Back2basics

Stubble Burning

  1. Stubble burning is the deliberate setting fire of the straw stubble that remains after wheat and other grains have been harvested

Harmful effects on the environment:

  1. Loss of nutrients in the soil
  2. Pollution from smoke
  3. Damage to electrical and electronic equipment from floating threads of conducting waste
  4. Risk of fires spreading out of control

Why is it famous among farmers around the world?

  1. It quickly clears the field and is cheap
  2. It kills weeds, including those resistant to herbicide
  3. It kills slugs and other pests
  4. It can reduce nitrogen tie-up in the soil
Air Pollution
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