October 27, 2020 10:42:54 pm
The world below paddy cultivation the place the stubble has been managed with out setting it on hearth in Punjab has proven constant enchancment rising from 16.03 per cent in 2017 to 50.61 per cent in 2018 and additional to 62.58 per cent in 2019, the Punjab Agricultural College (PAU) Tuesday stated.
‘This 12 months, nevertheless, there are experiences of sudden spurt in hearth incidents. However on the similar time, there’s a want to take a look at the development of enchancment seen within the earlier years,” the PUA stated in an announcement.
As per consultants at PAU, the distant sensing information does present a two-fold enhance in hearth incidents as much as October 25. The state has recorded 14,461 hearth incidents this 12 months as in comparison with 7,040 in the course of the corresponding interval final 12 months.
‘The silver lining this 12 months is that with regards to space burnt (a greater parametre, which is extra reliably monitored by distant sensing than hearth incidents per se), the figures for 2020 are virtually similar as within the 12 months 2019. In each years, about 20 per cent of the overall space had proven burning by October 25. That is regardless of early harvest this 12 months,” the PAU stated.
The PAU emphasised that farmers are higher positioned this 12 months to take up applicable paddy straw administration practices because of enhanced availability of kit, with 23,500 machines getting added to the prevailing 50,815. The prevalence of quick period rice verities reminiscent of PR 121 and PR 126 on greater than 70 per cent of parmal rice space is one other favorable characteristic. These varieties have much less biomass and quick period, making them extremely amenable to paddy straw administration. The arrival of tremendous seeder, which has been accredited by PAU this 12 months, can uplift the scenario additional by offering the farmers with another possibility for paddy straw administration.
It’s hoped that, the farmers would additionally reply to the necessity for clear air within the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic and set a brand new benchmark of paddy space managed with out burning this 12 months, stated the varsity.
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