In Delhi-NCR these days the haze has once again sparked debate about all kinds of pollution. In the midst of the day-to-day pollution taking place in the capital and surrounding areas, the process of stubble burning in Punjab is still going on and the farmers here are busy pouring water on Delhi government’s arrangements and plans to get rid of pollution Huh.
Farmers in Deep Mandi village of Amritsar still burn stubble in their fields. According to the news agency ANI, during this time a farmer said that we are forced to burn the straw. Despite the High Court order, we have not been compensated by the government. We do not have 10 lakh rupees to buy machinery and tractors.
The farmer said that we also do not want to burn the straw, but the government is not helping us to deal with it. We ourselves are very much worried about Parali.
SC set up committee to stop burning stubble in UP, Haryana and Punjab
Punjab: Farmers continue to burn stubble in their fields in Gehri Mandi village of Amritsar district.
“We are forced to burn the stubble. Despite high court order, we haven’t been taken by the government. We don’t have Rs 10 lakhs for buying machinery and tractor,” says a farmer pic.twitter.com/bGMTO1vBW1
– ANI (@ANI) October 17, 2020
Let us tell you that the Supreme Court on Friday, one of its former judge Justice Madan B., to monitor the steps to stop the burning of stubble caused by pollution in Delhi-NCR. A member committee of Lokur has been constituted. The Lokur Committee will submit its report on the incidents of stubble burning to the Supreme Court after the holiday of Dussehra.
A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde ordered that all officials of the Delhi and Environmental Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority report to the Justice Lokur Committee.
The Supreme Court said that the National Cadet Corps (NCC), Bharat Scouts and Guides and National Service Scheme (NSS) were also deployed in those areas to help the Lokur Committee to monitor incidents of stubble burning in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. Go These mobile teams will give notice of fire in the fields, on the basis of which officers will take action.
The Supreme Court directed the Chief Secretaries of Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh to assist the Lokur Committee in monitoring the fields in which straw is burnt. The court has asked the committee to provide all assistance and to arrange for the security of infrastructure, transport and mobile teams.
Delhi-NCR hope for relief in pollution this year
The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on Friday said that there are broadly three factors of pollution in Delhi and NCR – meteorological factors, regional factors such as stubble burning and local factors. The CPCB stated that the weather conditions in Delhi are highly unfavorable for the spread of pollutants since September this year.
Chairman of CPCB Shiv Das Meena has seen a decline in pollution levels in Delhi-NCR in the last few years. Meena said that Delhi-NCR is expected to get relief in pollution this year due to less area of non-basmati paddy in Punjab and Haryana. He said that farmers have problems in disposal of non-basmati paddy straw and they burn it in the field. In Punjab, paddy crop was on 22.91 lakh hectare last year, while this year its acreage has come down to 20.76 lakh hectare. Similarly, the area under non-basmati paddy in Haryana has been 4.27 lakh hectare this year as compared to 6.48 lakh hectare last year. This is expected to reduce the incidence of stubble burning.
It is worth mentioning that in the cold weather, the stubble burning in the surrounding states contributes between 4 to 40 percent in the pollution occurring in Delhi-NCR every year. Regarding the increase in the incidents of stubble burning so far in the months of September and October over the previous year, Mr. Meena said that this year it has happened due to early harvesting. It is expected that such incidents will reduce throughout the season.
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