In November(This Month) satellites flying over the country of India observed large clouds of smoke and fire activity in northern India. This was caused because farmers burnt excess paddy and rice during the harvest. This practice is called stubble burning.
At the point when the Noticeable Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite caught this regular variety picture on November 1, 2022, a crest of smoke twisted from northeastern Pakistan to the Indian provinces of Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh. Utilize the slider instrument to see the areas of dynamic flames seen by VIIRS that evening.
Many farmers in the Indian states of Punjab and Haryana use fire as a fast way to clean up the mess in the field. This way of using fire contributes to air pollution and damages air quality in many big cities. The Indian capital city of Delhi is very polluted that it could lead to many types of cancer like lung cancer and other health problems!
India is the second most populated country in the world after China. Because many people live in India, pollution is being caused so much there. Let’s all do our part and educate many more people to stop pollution! This way, we could keep highly populated countries like India clean!
Author: Sri Nihal Tammana
Source: NASA Earth Observatory
PC: NASA Earth Observatory