Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Brick-Kilns-in-Western-Uttar-Pradesh-27MZIFJXPU3L7.htmlConceptually similarBrick Kilns in Western Uttar PradeshGP0STRGTPCompleted★★★★Brick Kilns in Western Uttar PradeshGP0STRGTRCompleted★★★★★★Stubble Burning Causes Air Pollution in IndiaGP0STRGK3Completed★★★★Stubble Burning Causes Air Pollution in IndiaGP0STRGK6Completed★★★★Thermal Power Plant in IndiaGP02GW4Completed★★★★Thermal Power Plant in IndiaGP02GW5Completed★★★★Thermal Power Plant in IndiaGP02GW6Completed★★★★Stubble Burning Causes Air Pollution in IndiaGP0STRGK1Completed★★★★★★Thermal power plant setup in DibulganjGP02E5ECompleted★★★★View AllGP0STRGTQBrick Kilns in Western Uttar PradeshBrick kilns, like stubble burning, are also a major source of air pollution in the northern states of India due to their sheer amount and continuous burning of biomass as fuel.Locations:Asia-India-Uttar PradeshDate:19 Dec, 2017Credit:© Saagnik Paul / GreenpeaceMaximum size:6000px X 4000pxKeywords:Air pollution-Chimneys-Climate (campaign title)-Day-Industrial landscapes-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-SmokeShoot:Stubble Burning in Punjab and Haryana, IndiaEvery year, around October, the farmers in Punjab and Haryana burn the stubble in their farms after the summer crops are harvested to prepare the land for the winter crops. This causes a massive surge in air pollution in the entire North Indian belt with peak levels of pollution in Delhi crossing 1000 μg/m3 during that period. While this is a serious health hazard for the citizens across these north indian states, crop burning is also a compulsion for the farmers to survive. With the advent of combine harvesters in Punjab/Haryana over the last decade or so, the stubble left behind on the fields are too big to be ploughed back into the soil. Given the short amount of time that they have between the harvesting of Paddy and sowing of wheat, the farmers are left with no other option but to burn the stubble to clear the land for the winter crops. Given the steep costs for all other alternatives, they are left with no other option but to burn the stubble on their fields, despite it being criminalized in the two states.