Crop Residue Management Initiative
Air pollution is causing irreparable damage to the country’s well-being. Levels of air pollution escalate sharply in parts of North India in early winters every year mainly due to crop residue burning in the agricultural heartland of India.
Crop residue burning, an age-old practice, is not only impacting the environment, but also affecting the income of farmers. Soil health deteriorates, beneficial insects die and there is increased requirement for irrigation, apart from colossal damage to the environment due to crop residue burning.
To promote sustainable agricultural practice and mitigate the problem of crop residue burning, CII is implementing the Crop Residue Management Initiative in villages of Punjab and Haryana. CII is creating an ecosystem to engage stakeholders including experts, corporates, state governments and farmer groups to find optimal solutions to the issue of stubble burning.