Kazemi said that the fields are burnt annually in summer after the farmers
harvest their crops, adding that the thick smoke caused by the fire
deposits soot on the structures of the ancient city.
black smoke is a great threat to the stone structures and the bas-relief
works, changing their color and causing erosion of the stone structures.
It also creates breathing problems for visitors,” he explained.
Complex officials have discussed the case with relevant organizations such
as the Agriculture Jihad Ministry and the Department of the Environment.
director of the Marvdasht Office of the Department of the Environment,
Qasem Nahavandi, stated that acid rain, air pollution, and smoke are
becoming a catastrophe in the region, adding that the office has filed a
letter of complaint against the farmers.
noted that the relevant officials must teach new strategies to the farmers
and encourage them to change their old methods.
farmers burn the fields after the harvest in order to destroy weeds and
scraps so that they can begin cultivation sooner, although experts believe
this method harms the land and soil over the years.