Jalandhar, May 13 : Taking a strict action against the farmers involved in wheat straw burning, the Maqsudan police have registered a case against four farmers in Mirpur village of the district. An FIR under various sections of IPC and a sanction of National Disaster Management Act 2005 has been registered against them.
A ban was imposed on burning of straw as its burning produces several poisonous gases which harm human health and pollutes the environment. He said the burning of the straw causes irreversible damage to the texture of soil and destroys several nutrients found in the soil. He said burning of straw also creates problems in the movement of traffic due to formation of thick layers of smog and can cause road accidents.
An agriculture expert said that in the prevailing situation arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic, the straw burning may create more health problems to the Covid-19 patients. (UNI)