Burning of dry grass goes on

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AmritsarPosted at: May 26, 2017, 1:08 AM; last updated: May 26, 2017, 1:08 AM (IST)


The dry grass under trees on the Chabal road set on fire in Amritsar on Thursday. Photo: Vishal Kumar

 

Tribune News Service

 

Amritsar, May 25

The dry grass under the trees on the Thatha-Sursingh stretch on Amritsar-Bhikhiwind road was seen burning today. For the employees concerned, it is an easy way to get rid of weeds, but it harms not only the environment but also the trees.
Farmers, along whose fields the dry grass was burnt, said the fire was lit by government employees. The administration has failed to check stubble burning in fields and a violation of this kind by the government employees speaks volumes about the apathy towards the environment.
The fully grown trees on the sides of the road not only help in producing oxygen but also make the journey easier for two-wheeler riders as it saves them from direct sunlight.
“The administration should take action to stop such instances. Earlier, the fire had damaged hundreds of trees at Government Medical College,” said Rashpal Singh, a city resident.

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