Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Global Warming


I was travelling by road from New Delhi to Hanumangarh (Rajasthan) in the night when I saw this one. Its an old primitive technique used by farmers in Haryana (and in many other parts of India too) where they burn off the fields to clear the last crop's remains. It was the biggest fire that I've seen in my life (and am not interested in seeing another one). All the while I was thinking... Global Warming, India Burning! With all the talks about global warming on top agenda in various international conferences and symposiums, I guess the Indian Government must do something to educate these farmers too about the issue.

The snap has been clicked from quite far a distance, and that too from my Nikon L5 Digital camera, so the noise is clearly visible. Because of the smoke, the visibility around there had also been reduced, adding to the menace. But I guess still the snap would portray what I wanna convey!

4 comments:

Hakuna Matata said...

Looks like the sunset went up in smoke!

S@RG@M said...

It was really a very bad scenario to tell you the reality Siny!! Smoke everywhere... he he he...

Jigna Patel said...

The burning of teh last crop remains is an old and proven technique...Open burning of crop residue is used by growers to improve yields, reduce the need for herbicides and pesticides, minimize fire hazards, and control disease, weeds, and pests.

:D

and trust me global warming is an issue developed nations has o consider with similar concerns as developing nations like india...

S@RG@M said...

Vow! That was knowledgeable Jigna! I thought am the only guy who knows about burning crops technique... you seem to have done your Ph.D. in it too.... So, being in US of A, how come you're aware of such things...??