Don’t blame farmers for smog: M S Swaminathan – Business Line

Prof. M S Swaminathan, the father of Green Revolution, has objected to people blaming farmers for the smog and high levels of pollution in New Delhi.

Instead of blaming them, the governments in the North should work with farmers to set up Rice BioParks, where farmers can convert stubble into income and employment.

“We should stop blaming farmers since it will take us nowhere. Instead, we should propose methods which are economically and ecologically desirable,” the agricultural scientist has said.

He asked the Northern States to take a cue from the farmers in the South where farmers don’t resort to burn their stubble but turn covert it to use as animal feed.

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