Crop Residue Burning in India

  • Anushka Gupta
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  • Anushka Gupta

    Student in India

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India is known to be a country with diverse culture and traditions which makes the country rich in flavors of various spices and crops, as well as traditions which hands over the responsibilities to carry them forward with due respect to the environment we live in. Indians, the people who believe in carrying forward their ancestral practices which keeps their culture alive through several ways. Farming is even an occupation as well as a culture in India, which makes this country second largest agro based economy country. This country harvests number of crops which generates large amount of agricultural waste too, and due to absence of adequate decomposition management of crop waste, farmers mostly in northern India prefer crop residue burning. Crop residue burning is a traditional method to set fire to the straw stubble that remains after grains, which is restricted by Indian government with the reason that it not only reduces the soil fertility but also harms the environment and the health of people during the time of Covid-19. This research paper will talk about the impact of Crop Residue burning on environment and the health of people during the situation of Covid-19, the reasons of it being practised continuously even after being restricted by government, legal as well as governmental measures to restrict this practise


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 5, Page 943 - 946


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