Uttar Pradesh Minister Sunil Bharala today urged people not to criticise those who are burning stubble. He said that stubble burning is a tradition and instead of criticising, the government should hold ‘Yagna’ and please Lord Indra.
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“Parali (stubble) is an attack on farmers. Those born from farmer families do not understand that when a farmer harvests the crop, waste crop is created. Whether it is urad dal or moong daal, it will have wastage. It has always been burnt. If it is burnt, it will create some smoke. That does not increase pollution. That is a natural system of farmers. This attack on farmers is unfortunate. The government should hold a ‘Yagna’ and pray to Lord Indra so it rains and things will be taken care of,” he said.