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Sorry Delhi, Mandi Might be Adding to Your Worsening Air Pollution

Farmers burn the residual material on a large scale despite knowing the condition of Delhi.

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For the past two weeks I’ve been noticing stubble burning in Sarkaghat area of Mandi district in Himachal Pradesh.

Farmers burn the residual material on a large scale despite knowing the condition of Delhi.
stubble burning has been happening since the last two weeks.
(Photo: Citizen journalist/The Quint)

After cultivating the Kharif crop, the remains of the crop are left at the fields. Farmers burn these residual material on a large scale, despite knowing the condition of Delhi, Punjab and Haryana these days.

Farmers burn the residual material on a large scale despite knowing the condition of Delhi.
It becomes difficult for my to breathe. 
(Photo: Citizen journalist/The Quint)

People out here feel that because there are enough trees, my town can cope with the smoke that’s emitted from stubble burning. It’s difficult to breathe when I return from school around 3:30pm. Even if I change my route, it doesn’t help because the air is very polluted.

Farmers burn the residual material on a large scale despite knowing the condition of Delhi.
I wish the farmers could leave the straw stubble in their fields for decompose.
(Photo: Citizen journalist/The Quint)
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Before the stubble burning started, my town was pretty and beautiful with clear blue skies. But now all is lost.

Farmers burn the residual material on a large scale despite knowing the condition of Delhi.
Before stubble burning started. 
(Photo: Citizen journalist/The Quint)

I wish the farmers could leave the straw stubble in their fields to decompose, and later use it as manure or best use it as fodder for the animals.

Farmers burn the residual material on a large scale despite knowing the condition of Delhi.
My beautiful town Mandi. 
(Photo: Citizen journalist/The Quint)

If it goes on like this, it won’t take time for Mandi to turn into Delhi.

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