School Education Department creates awareness about burning of paddy straw

Chandigarh, October 12, 2020: To make people aware about the deadly effects of pollution and for conservation of the environment, the Punjab School Education Department has intensified its campaign to make the farmers aware about the harmful effects on the environment of burning of paddy straw.
Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the education department said that the teachers and students of government schools across the state have been instrumental in tackling the problem of pollution and sensitizing the people, especially the farmers, about its dangerous effects.
This ‘awareness’ campaign was launched in the larger interest of the public.
According to the spokesperson, the campaign is going on effectively despite the closure of schools due to Covid-19.
According to the spokesperson, burning of crop residues is the main source of air pollution as carbon, nitrogen and sulphur from paddy straw are completely released into the atmosphere.
This results in the emission of smoke and its inclusion into the gases in the air .
The spokesperson said that posters are being made by teachers and students about the harmful effects of burning paddy straw on the environment.
These posters are being pasted in various places as well as on social media.
According to the spokesperson, social media is being used effectively during this ‘awareness campaign’.
The farmers are listening to the teachers with full attention.

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