The burning truth: as farmers set fire to fields, Delhi braces for choking smog

Stubble is seen burning at a rice field in Gharaunda in the northern state of Haryana, India, October 9, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

SHAHJAHANPUR, India (Reuters) – Hours after a mechanized harvester chugged through the rice paddy, flames and a thick plume of black smoke rose into the twilight sky in India’s northern Haryana state as farmers burned the residue to prepare for the next season’s planting. Similar fires seen by a Reuters reporter last week in the […]

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