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[Ambassador report] Awareness to village women about Air pollution while harvesting Crop

by Bal krishna Pandey | 03-11-2019 02:37 Comments 16 Comments recommendations 2 recommendations

Friday, November 1, 8:50 pm
The people (SPECIALLY WOMEN) are very happy to be gathered for fun and dance at night after the hectic schedule of paddy harvesting in the day. I am happier among them because I have found the mass to organize some awareness program to the village women about the agricultural emission causing air pollution. Actually the mass (about 50 people among them 80% were female)was enjoying in their folk song and dance during the festival season, suddenly I made some conversation with my two friends Sangita Kafle and Krishna Pathak, who also are environment activist involving national organizations for cleanup program. We decided to make some awareness about the pollutions during rice harvesting season and divided our topic of interest to do some research and present the stories. I made some slogans regarding agriculture and pollution. Then in their program, we asked for few minutes and started informal program. First, I introduced them as an ambassador of Tunza Eco generation along with the brief introduction of the organization. Then, I got an opportunity to share recent story of air pollution in Delhi, capital of India. I described clearly how burning stubbles and crop residues can cause a nuisance to agriculture.
Then, Sangita kafle started to tell her journey in some organizations which is related to environment and cleanliness program. She requested to the villagers not to make the populated area dusty and dirty while harvesting paddy and other crops by using ecofriendly machines.  Krishna Prasad pathak talked about separating compost and non-compost kitchen wastes and plastic pollution. Also, we discussed about the harmful effect of burning of plastics.

Stubble burning is the practice of burning of paddy crop residues from field to plant the next crop i.e. wheat in Nepal and some parts of India. Nowadays, farmers apply combine harvesting method, where machines that harvest the crops as well as thresh, means separation of the grain, and it's cleaning together, but it leaves stubble behind because it doesn't cut close enough to the ground. The residue are not useful and burden to the farmers as they will be ready for sowing of next crop. So, foe economical, labor and time comfort, they clear the field by burning stubble and other crop residues. Burning stubble and crop residues releases greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and can cause a nuisance. It can also deprive the soil of valuable organic material. As an alternative to burning stubble and crop residues it is good practice to bale and cart straw from the fields, or chop the straw and plough it into the soil before establishing the next crop. There are many scientific and alternative methods too which I will explain in detail in my further posts.

I am sorry for the photos which are not clear and quality because of the night capture. I tried to conduct the program in the day but they were busy in their field work.  But I am so grateful for the things they did to me, they listened to me with their bright faces. I am wearing the smile they gave me :)

Me in program Me in program People with slogan People with slogan People with slogan Teaching people Villagers listening Teaching people My friend teaching people Me giving speech Photo of the program


Bal krishna Pandey

Manisha  Upadhaye

  • Manisha Upadhaye says :
    In Nepal, women play a major role in agriculture and your work is really fruitful them to reduce pollution.
    Thanks for your awesome works
    Posted 06-11-2019 12:37

Bal krishna Pandey

Hyeongmin Mentor

  • Hyeongmin Mentor says :
    Hello Bal krishna

    Looks like you gave those field workers some valuable information. It might have been tough for you to give serious speech in the middle of the crowd. Not all, but probably most of the crowd found the other aspect of burning the paddy crop residues. And the other great thing is that you included the alternative to just burning those crops in your speech. Knowing about the contribution to the air pollution, there is plenty of chance people will switch the way they handle the crop residues.

    Thank you for sharing your great experience.

    Keep up the great work.
    Posted 05-11-2019 23:02

Bal krishna Pandey

  • Bal krishna Pandey says :
    thank you everyone for your inspiring comments
    Posted 05-11-2019 21:20

Bal krishna Pandey

  • Bal krishna Pandey says :
    Hi Lisa mentor,
    Thank you very much !!!
    Posted 05-11-2019 21:19

Susma Thapa

  • Susma Thapa says :
    Hello Bal krishna dai,
    You have presented it so beautifully.
    Really inspirational.
    If we start to aware people from our own community then of course! One day we can protect our environment.
    Thank you so much for this amazing report.
    Keep doing,keep inspiring us.

    Susma Thapa.

    Posted 05-11-2019 00:11

Lisa Mentor

  • Lisa Mentor says :
    Hello Bal,
    This is your mentor Lisa.

    I am so grateful that you have this great community where people could share the value of environmental protection! I think it's great that all mass public start to recognize their daily actions that can seriously damage our earth. Agriculture is definitely a field that people engage in everyday, yet that lack environmental literacy and recognition. I think you did a great job of raising awareness of people and the alternative actions that can replace the traditional agricultural methods are always necessary to be spread among the people.

    Nice job and I really like how you are always trying to engage in public involving the environmental issues. Really enjoy seeing your work!
    Keep up the good work Bal:)
    Posted 04-11-2019 16:59

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Hello balkrishna dai
    I hope you are doing good

    Good to see the works on air pollution awareness. It??s also a proud moment when other youths are also so passionate to work for environment.
    Thank you so much for this wonderful report.
    Green cheers

    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 04-11-2019 11:33

Sandhya Adhikari

  • Sandhya Adhikari says :
    Hello balkrishna dai,

    I hope you are fine there and doing great with your works,
    Thank you for your report about Awareness to village women about Air pollution.

    Keep Writing.
    Posted 03-11-2019 23:30

Bal krishna Pandey

Bal krishna Pandey

  • Bal krishna Pandey says :
    thanks kushal bro. Keep inspiring me!!!
    Posted 03-11-2019 15:04

Bal krishna Pandey

Meena Pandey

  • Meena Pandey says :
    Hello Balkrishna dai!!!
    I hope you are fine and doing great.
    I really enjoyed reading yours report.

    Keep doing great.
    Hope to know more from you.

    Warm regards,

    Posted 03-11-2019 11:23

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello balkrishna bro

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about Awareness to village women about Air pollution. Keep up your great work

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 03-11-2019 03:52


  • ALOK DHAKAL says :
    Great, Keep going!!

    Posted 03-11-2019 03:21

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