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Socioeconomic and Environmental Implications of Agricultural Residue Burning : A Case Study of Punjab, India

Publication year: 2015

ISBN: 978-81-322-2014-5

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This book discusses the important issue of the socioeconomic and environmental impacts of agricultural residue burning, common in agricultural practices in many parts of the world. In particular, it focuses on the pollution caused by rice residue burning using primary survey data from Punjab, India. It discusses emerging solutions to agricultural waste burning that are cost-effective in terms of both money and time. The burning of agricultural residue causes severe pollution in land, water and air and contributes to increased ozone levels and climate change in the long term. However, appropriate assessments have not been undertaken so far to demonstrate the relevant impact of agriculture-based pollution, especially residue burning. This book addresses this gap in the literature.

Subject: Earth and Environmental Science, Organizational Studies, Economic Sociology, Environmental Economics, Community & Population Ecology, agricultural residue, alternative uses of agricultural waste, disposal mechanisms of agricultural residue, eco-friendly agricultural technologies in India, environmental legislations in India, happy seeder machine, health effects of residue burning, management of agricultural waste, paddy stubble burning, respiratory diseases due to air pollution