A number of NGOs have joined hands to create awareness about the ill-effects of stubble burning and new techniques for managing straw in the limited time period of 20-40 days, when the paddy is harvested and fields have to be readied for sowing wheat.

Roots Foundation, an NGO, recently announced a sensitisation and training programme for the farmers of Punjab and Haryana.

Meanwhile, Manov Maity, area programme manager, Ambuja Cement Foundation, said: “We’ve been asking farmers to opt for the custom hiring of machines, so that they are not financially burdened… To make a lasting impact, graffiti against stubble burning is also being done on the walls of villages.”


Source: 18 October, 2021, The Tribune