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One of the main factors contributing to air pollution and decreasing air quality in regions of north India is the burning of agricultural waste. Additionally, failure to use stubble as a fuel or fodder results in financial losses as well. Analyse.

Topic: Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment.

6. One of the main factors contributing to air pollution and decreasing air quality in regions of north India is the burning of agricultural waste. Additionally, failure to use stubble as a fuel or fodder results in financial losses as well. Analyse. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: The PrintIndian Express , Insights on India/

Why the question:

Punjab and Haryana governments have embarked on planning elaborate measures for tackling stubble burning issue in the two states ahead of winter, Four Punjab ministers on Monday got together with experts to formulate a strategy to deal with the stubble burning issue and safeguard the environment.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the issues related to stubble burning and discuss the role bio-decomposers can play in tackling it.

Directive word: 

Analyse – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Explain what is stubble burning and the reasons why it is undertaken.

Body:

First, wite about the effects of the stubble burning on air quality in north India and it impact on health and ecosystem.

Next, write as to how the inability to use stubble as fuel or fodder is an economic loss.

Next, policy measures that have been takin this regard so far and examine the effectiveness in addressing the problem. explain bio-decomposers, their functioning and efficacy in addressing the issue of stubble burning.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward to tackling stubble burning holistically.