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  • Please see our latest published article which discusses on black carbon emissions affected due to biomass burning activity over Indian region. Figure 7 of this article indicates month-wise specific regions over India where season-specific burning activity happens, like biomass burning.
    Estimates of spatially and temporally resolved constrained black carbon
    emission over the Indian region using a strategic integrated modelling

    Posted by: Shubha Verma | one year ago | Reply
  • Well-written article with compelling arguments. But correct the figures you have quoted because the errors reduce this article's credibility. Jain et al 2014 reports that of the ~16% crop residue burnt on farm, 40% was paddy straw. Not 60% as you have published here. Check Jain's abstract from where, I believe, you have taken the figures. Also you write that "In India, which faces a fodder shortage of 22 per cent and where wheat crop residue is the preferred fodder, there shouldn’t be a need to burn crop residue." Who says 22%? In fact, your 23 March 2017 report "How is fodder crisis rendering livestock vulnerable?" says "Currently, India faces green fodder shortage of 63.5 per cent." People, especially students, refer to your articles and quote you. Please be a bit responsible.

    Posted by: Sarika Mittra | 8 months ago | Reply
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