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Pratima Bhowmik in Parliament blames floodlights at Indo-Bangla border affecting photosynthesis in Night, but, Netizens ask, ‘How Photosynthesis can happen at nights’?
TIWN Dec 3, 2019
Pratima Bhowmik in Parliament blames floodlights at Indo-Bangla border affecting photosynthesis in Night, but, Netizens ask, ‘How Photosynthesis can happen at nights’?
PHOTO : Pratima Bhowmik addressing at Parliament on December 6, 2019

AGARTALA, Dec 3 (TIWN): On last Friday (December 6) Pratima Bhowmik came in controversy after she accused floodlights for hampering photosynthesis in night hours in border area’s farmers. The controversy erupted as Pratima Bhowmik’s family’s nexus with drug-smuggling via Indo-Bangla border is alleged locally as an ‘open-secret’ but her evil comments against floodlights which secure border areas hit Netizens brains. They raised question, how floodlights can hamper photosynthesis in night ? Photosynthesis is a process used by plants and other organisms to convert light energy into chemical energy that can later be released to fuel the organisms' activities. For photosynthesis to occur, plants need sunlight, water, carbon dioxide and chlorophyll. Through the process of photosynthesis plants convert light energy into chemical energy. They use this energy to make food which they store as sugars. However, according to Bhowmik, floodlights hampering photosynthesis heavily in Border areas.

https://youtu.be/6ZbWB7wYhhc Click TIWN YouTube Link to see Pratima Bhowmik’s address in parliament

She said, “The state which I belong is Tripura where across three sides Bangladesh borders are being covered. My subject today is farmers and to help farmers our Govt is working. In this direction, I would say, the border fencing of Indo-Bangla borders is covering around 900 km. Due to border fencing, there is a management of floodlight. The floodlights are there in day and night. As a result photosynthesis can not happen and farmers are facing losses. So I request at least two times year the farmers can be compensated”.

Now, if she is referring to the light pollution in day, a recent study says, “Higher levels of light pollution may indeed provide enough light to increase photosynthesis and plant growth”.

Click the link to see the recent research : https://massivesci.com/articles/light-pollution-plants-grow-rest/

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