Ms Charu Batra, Research Scholar,Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development. Sector 19-A, 160 019, Chandigarh, India
Crop Residue, Stubble Burning, Acute Respiratory Infection, Air Quality Index
Burning of crop residues released many pollutants, resulting in serious health hazards. This paper is an attempt to explore status of crop residues burning in Northwest India and its consequences on health in general and on child health in particular. An effort has also been made to find out the correlation between stubble burning and increasing incidence of acute respiratory infection (ARI) among children in Punjab. Finally an inventory of suggestions to curb this evil has also been prepared. Based on secondary sources, the data collected from various published studies, reports and NFHS, the present study found that residue burning resulted in the emission of greenhouse and various harmful gases…
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