Given that the air quality in north India, particularly in the National Capital Region (NCR) has become a major issue over the last few years, India ParyavaranSahayak (IPS) Foundation, and EY Foundation have decided to collaborate on raising awareness about different cost effective and convenient alternative methods to ‘crop burning’.
Punjab Generates ~ 20 Mn MT of Paddy Stubble each year
Satellite data captured by the Punjab Remote Sensing Centre found that there were 40,510 fire incidents in Punjab alone between September 27 and November 9, 2017.
Our Impact Areas
Large Scale farmer Awareness against Stubble Burning
Creating small farmer groups ‘CHANGE AGENTS/BUDDIES’
The Wave of Change
There is enormous momentum from all stakeholders (State Government, Centre Govt, Agriculture University, Machinery Manufacturers) on ground to educate and equip farmer to avoid burring in the coming season (October 2018).
Air pollution is at an all time rise in India because of industrialisation and urbanisation in lieu of national development. Especially in Northern India, the air quality has dropped down at alarming levels causing the government to declare red alert several times in the last couple of years.
EY Foundation India, the not-for-profit arm of Indian member firms of EY Global, committed its support to the India ParyavaranSahayak (IPS) Foundation to implement a cost efficient and scalable solution to address the air quality issue in Northern region of the country.