Farm fires continue unabated leading to respiratory problems among people

Farm fires continue unabated leading to respiratory problems among people


  • Sick, elders and children are worst hit.


Faridkot: As the farm fires to burn the paddy stubble continue unabated in the district, the people are feeling health problems.

The thick smog engulfs the rising sun in the morning and evening leaving thinned sun shine to come to the earth.

It looks like fog, but it is all dusty and smoky in the district.

Even in the rural areas of the district, the smoke is causing a lot of health problems.

But government machinery seems to be soft on the farmers as the burning has taken a serious turn for the past three four days.

“There is certainly a rise in the cases of asthma, bronchitis, burning sensation in eyes and other kinds of allergies. The pollution in the environment due to the burning the stubble badly affects the respiratory tract. The already sick of these diseases, including elders and children are especially prone to it,” said Dr Chander Sekhar, SMO Faridkot.

“The burning has started just two three days ago in the district and pollution would be at peak in days to come when the number of patients would increase considerable,’ he said.

“Even in the town, we are feeling suffocation, sneezing due to the allergies and burning sensation in the eyes. It is also creating a gap between the farming community and the local population which stood shoulder to shoulder during the farming agitation,” said Kulwant Rai, a resident of Kotkapura.

He said that local population holds the farming community responsible for their problems.

Nov 4 2022 7:06AM