Kedar Nath Sharma/Karnal2 hours ago
In Kuchpura village of Karnal district, the soil rose up.
These days a video of Haryana is becoming very viral. In this, the paddy field is suddenly seen rising up. As shocking as this incident of village Kuchpura in Karnal district is, it is also a calming answer. It is learned that this field was filled with ash, in which the minerals present swelled in the rain. Because of this, the soil suddenly rose up. However, now this land has also recovered to a great extent.
After drying the water visible below the surrounding area, the soil sitting again.
This incident of land-raising is from village Kuchpura in Karnal district on July 15. Here the brother of the farm owner told that Nafe Singh had lifted soil from his one and a half acres of land sometime back. After this, after filling the ash from the rice mill for about 15 feet, a few months ago, a 3 feet thick layer of soil was laid on top. On this Nafe Singh got paddy planted. After two-three continuous heavy rains, the soil suddenly rose up here and some boys present there made a video of it.
Dr. Rajendra Kumar, Soil Scientist of Chaudhary Charan Singh Agricultural Research Center, Kaul.
Dainik Bhaskar spoke to Dr. Rajendra Kumar, Soil Scientist of Chaudhary Charan Singh Agricultural Research Center, Kaul, to know the reason behind the soil uplift. He said, ‘It is clearly visible in the video that due to water, the minerals present in the land and ashes have swelled. Some minerals in the soil have such a nature that they swell when water is lost. As soon as the water runs down, the land will become cultivable.
Chemical mixing makes ash safe in building construction
On the other hand, Rajkumar Naine, XEN, PWD & BR Department of Karnal, said that the ash from the thermal plant is used in cement industry as well as in brick making, roads and building construction. The ash used here does not swell because it is mixed with many other chemicals.
Scientists of PAU are also investigating
The officials of the Soil Inspection Department of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, are also very concerned about this. An official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that they are getting it investigated as to how this could have happened by dumping the ashes in the earth.