In a collection of measures to examine stubble burning within the ongoing kharif season, the Punjab authorities has appointed eight,000 nodal officers in villages, in addition to giving 23,500 machines to farmers for administration of paddy straw on the spot itself.
Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has additionally appealed to the farmers to not burn the crop residue, because it might irritate Covid-19 situations aside from resulting in air pollution.
Looking for the assist and cooperation of the farmers in stopping stubble burning amid the pandemic, he stated that consultants had warned it might have severe implications for the susceptible individuals, already affected by lung and different illnesses.
Amarinder Singh stated whereas he had been repeatedly following up with the Prime Minister on compensation to the farmers for defraying the fee on administration of paddy straw, the state was additionally taking numerous steps to coach the farmers about the issue.
The state authorities has been looking for Rs 100 per quintal from the Centre as compensation to allow the farmers to handle the paddy straw with out burning it.
The nodal officers, who might be working within the villages until November 15, will work in coordination with workers of the Cooperation, Income, Rural Improvement and Panchayats, Agriculture, Horticulture and Soil Conservation Departments, in addition to the Punjab Air pollution Management Board.
Armed with an excellent SMS system, these officers will even put together lists of householders who’ve given their land on lease after which name every land proprietor on cellphone with the warning that a pink entry shall be made of their land document in the event that they fail to make sure that no paddy straw is burning.
The Agriculture Division has additionally deputed a devoted group on the name centre on toll free quantity 1800-180-1551 for fast decision of the queries of farmers about farm equipment for paddy straw administration.
The Chief Minister stated as a part of the state’s stubble administration technique, the Agriculture Division, which he heads, 23,500 extra agri-machines are being supplied this yr to farmers, both individually or in teams or by means of cooperative societies at a subsidy starting from 50 to 80 per cent.
That is along with 51,000 paddy straw in-situ administration machines supplied over the previous two years.
Paddy has been grown over 27 lakh hectares in Punjab this yr. This contains cultivation of basmati on seven lakh hectares. Cumulatively, that is anticipated to yield paddy residue of 16.50 million tonnes.
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