Use underground water judiciously, PVS Speaker urges farmers

Use underground water judiciously, PVS Speaker urges farmers

Chandigarh, Might 21:

So as to arrest the depleting groundwater stage to avoid wasting the state, Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker S. Kultar Singh Sandhwan, on Sunday, urged the individuals of the state particularly the farmers to make use of the groundwater judiciously.

As a result of over exploitation of the groundwater within the state, the Speaker mentioned, the water desk is swiftly depleting and greater than 78 per cent of our 150 blocks are in excessive darkish zone.

Expressing concern over the quickly depleting groundwater stage, the speaker mentioned that it’s the want of the hour that farmers ought to shun the standard paddy cultivation by adopting superior strategies corresponding to DSR (direct sowing of rice).

Punjab is contributing rather a lot to the nation’s meals bowl. Through the use of the groundwater to the utmost, the state has produced wheat and paddy crop, which resulted in depleting the groundwater desk to the drastic stage, which is a matter of great concern, mentioned the Speaker, including that with a view to advertise crop diversification, the state authorities has taken a novel initiative to encourage farmers to undertake Direct Sowing of Rice (DSR) method. The federal government is offering monetary help of Rs.1500 per acre for direct sowing of rice to the farmers in order to make sure that farmers can shun the standard strategies for paddy cultivation and contribute in saving the groundwater.

Urging the farmers to undertake DSR method, the Speaker mentioned that farmers ought to undertake crop diversification and produce different crops corresponding to moong, maize, pulses and millet.

He mentioned that as per the reviews of Geo-Sciences, water in Punjab might go right down to harmful ranges by 2039. So as to save underground water, I enchantment to the farmers of Punjab to make most use of Canal water for irrigation functions and use groundwater in extraordinarily essential conditions, he added.

S. Sandhwan additionally appealed to the those who being a accountable citizen, they need to judiciously use the water at their properties and leakage of faucets ought to be fastened to forestall the wastage of water.

Supply hyperlink

Leave comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *.

%d bloggers like this: