Punjab and Delhi govts be a part of fingers for stubble administration

Punjab and Delhi govts be a part of fingers for stubble administration

Tribune Information Service

New Delhi/Chandigarh, September 15 

The Punjab and Delhi governments have joined fingers to fight stubble burning.

The governments will handle straw in fields by spraying Pusa bio-decomposer on 5000 acres of land in Punjab as a pilot venture.

In a press assertion, Punjab Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal stated conferences with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Delhi’s Agriculture Minister Gopal Roy had been held within the capital.

Dhaliwal stated Pusa bio-decomposer shall be sprayed on stubble following which it should get combined in soil and farmers is not going to have to burn it.

He stated the Punjab authorities had made preparations for stopping air pollution from paddy stubble by offering numerous subsidised equipments to farmers. He added that consciousness drives and surveillance groups had been shaped in all districts.

He focused the Union authorities for turning down money incentive proposal for not burning stubble to farmers. Calling the step anti-farmer and anti-Punjab, Dhaliwal stated the state authorities had proposed to provide Rs 2,500 per acre to paddy growers, suggesting that the Centre pays Rs 1,500 per acre whereas Rs 1,000 per acre shall be borne by the Punjab and Delhi governments.

He stated an consciousness drive comprising officers of rural improvement and panchayat, PPCB, and others could be launched within the rural belt of Punjab to influence farmers to handle stubble.

Dhaliwal urged farmers to point out assist to the governments for a pollution-free setting.

#Arvind Kejriwal
#Air pollution

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