Crop Fire Detection using Remote sensing

In spite of a law issued from crop fire by the Delhi high court in four states i.e. Punjab, Haryana, UP and Rajasthan for supervising the air quality or we can say controlling air pollution. The crop fire is detected in Punjab and the northern part of Haryana on Oct 8 by using Remote Sensing. The NASA EOSDIS website image shows the fire spots below:


According to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), the repercussions are seen after 8-10 days on meteorological factors such as wind direction, wind speed and temperature. The Supreme Court-mandated Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) had met with chief secretaries of Punjab and Haryana had decided that campaigning is done before the paddy harvesting period for awareness as lot of chemicals are produced after burning residue of crop cutting.



The government is also providing equipment to control air pollution but its cost is too high according farmer so we have to provide a subsidy to the farmer in spite of plenty so that everyone can understand the seriousness of the situation.


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2 years 11 months ago

Good Point Paras, its indeed require urgent action from both side, government as well as from farmers. This is more like a social reform.

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