It was planted in the fields in Punjab after the harvesting of paddy in Kharif season. burn the straw It is given, due to this pollution increases in Delhi, however to reduce the level of this pollution by the central and state government appeals to the farmers to properly manage the stubble and refuse to burn it. Now once again the paddy harvesting season is about to come.
In such a situation, Punjab Agriculture and Welfare Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal has said that the state government will take all possible steps to prevent stubble burning during the upcoming paddy harvesting season. Addressing the press conference in Ludhiana, Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhariwal said that the Agriculture Department will distribute 56,000 machines for stubble management this season. Machines will be distributed under carbon management.
Modern equipment will be given to farmers
To distribute the new machines as well the total number will increase. Because by 2018-2022 90,422 machines have already been given to the farmers. According to the Indian Express, Dhaliwal pointed to a new development in machine distribution this year and said that now small farmers will also get machines like Super Seeder, Happy Seeder, Zero Drill as 500 such equipment will be sent to 154 blocks of the state.
Farmers will be made aware about stubble management
He said that from September 15 onwards, officers of the Director level of Agriculture Department including himself will remain in the fields and will visit door-to-door to make farmers aware of stubble burning. The Minister said that in the coming days a massive awareness campaign would be conducted in the rural areas of Punjab, involving officials of Rural Development and Panchayats, Environment Department, NGOs and students of schools and colleges, so that farmers would be able to use in-machines. be encouraged to adopt. Better management of stubble can be done under crop residue management.
2500 per acre proposal to paddy growers
Criticizing the central government for turning down a cash incentive offer to farmers for not burning stubble, he called it anti-farmer, anti-Punjab and said the state government had proposed Rs 2,500 per acre to paddy growers. Giving that the Center pays Rs 1,500 per acre while Rs 1,000 per acre will be borne by the Punjab and Delhi government.
Farmers did not get the benefit of subsidy in agricultural equipment
Taking a jibe at the previous governments, he said that many farmers could not get the benefit of subsidy on agricultural equipment and a scam of Rs 150 crore had come to the fore. Its report has been submitted to Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and no one will be spared.
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