Will guarantee farmers earn revenue from stubble: Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema
Patiala, September 16
Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema on Friday requested farmers to shun stubble burning, saying the federal government will guarantee farmers earn revenue from paddy straw.
Cheema stated the Punjab Authorities had made preparations effectively prematurely to take away the paddy stubble from the fields for its use within the boilers. In addition to, the federal government would provide different incentives to the farmers to verify stubble burning.
The Finance Minister was right here to inaugurate the Kisan Mela organised by Punjab Agricultural College at Rauni Krishi Science Heart. The theme of the Kisan Mela is ‘Save Farmers, Youth, Air and Water; Let’s make Rangla Punjab’.
After visiting varied stalls and exhibitions at Kisan Mela, the Finance Minister appealed to the farmers visiting the honest to encourage others to return and make the most of the information being shared right here.
Expressing concern over the areas of the state which have been declared as darkish zones by way of groundwater exploitation, Cheema stated the farmers ought to undertake water-saving irrigation methods to guard this pure useful resource for future generations. He additionally inspired them for breaking the standard crop cycle by choosing fashionable farming fashions to extend their earnings.
To a question relating to the Chinese language virus, Harpal Singh Cheema stated the state authorities had issued directions to agricultural consultants to guard the paddy crop from the assault of this virus. On the subsidy difficulty, Cheema stated the state authorities wouldn’t solely proceed the subsidies being given to the farmers but additionally set a mechanism to supply these subsidies instantly into their financial institution accounts.
On the event, AAP MLA Dr Balbir Singh, Dr SS Gosal, Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural College, and Dr MS Kang, former Vice-Chancellor, urged the farmers to scale back using chemical fertilisers with using bio-fertilisers to scale back their enter price. Additionally they known as for making agriculture a science-based career.