Agriculture dept starts awareness drive to check smog

Staff Reporter

A spokesman of agriculture department Punjab has said that Smog causes to effect human health and people have to suffer in case of smog effects. it is recommended that air pollution must not exceed 80 microgram per cubic meter as per standard measure but if same exceeded to 200 microgram per cubic meter in multiple areas then this condition is known to be as Smog.
Dense smog has adverse effect for not only human beings but also for the crops. Agriculture Department has started awareness campaign regarding control of burning crop residuals. Department has established 11,213 village level volunteers committees throughout in Punjab which has started awareness regarding control of burning Rice stubble.
In this regard, messages are being written on burgies/ walls and announcements to abstain from burning of rice stubbles are being made through village mosque loud speakers. Spokesman disclosed that due to smog, photosynthesis process in leaves of crops is also affected and plants cannot make their necessary food. Plants, under the effect of smoggy clouds, cannot prepare necessary hormones for its growth and per acre yield of crops may effect due to this situation.

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