Friday, June 14, 2024
Advertisement
  1. You Are At:
  2. News
  3. India
  4. Delhi, Punjab governments join hands for stubble burning management

Delhi, Punjab governments join hands for stubble burning management

Stubble burning: On Thursday, Punjab Agriculture Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal said high-level meetings were held in New Delhi on the issue.

Edited By: Sheenu Sharma New Delhi Published on: September 15, 2022 14:06 IST
Delhi government, Punjab governments, delhi punjab govt join hands for stubble burning management, d
Image Source : PTI. Delhi, Punjab governments join hands for stubble burning management.

Highlights

  • Finally, Punjab & Delhi governments have joined hands to combat stubble burning problem
  • Punjab Agriculture Min Kuldeep Singh said high-level meetings were held in New Delhi on the issue
  • Punjab govt has made adequate preparations to prevent pollution caused by paddy stubble

Stubble burning: The Punjab and Delhi governments have joined hands to combat stubble burning by managing the straw in the fields by spraying Pusa bio-decomposer on 5,000 acres in Punjab as a pilot project.

In a press statement on Thursday (September 15), Punjab Agriculture Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal said high-level meetings were held in New Delhi on the issue.

Earlier, Dhaliwal had met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal regarding the management of the pollution caused by stubble burning in New Delhi, who assured full support to him.

Later, he held deliberations with his Delhi's counterpart Gopal Rai. He said this project would be done jointly by the governments of both states.

The minister said under the process, Pusa bio-decomposer will be sprayed on the stubble following which the stubble gets mixed in the soil hence the farmers will not need to burn the stubble.

The Punjab government has made adequate preparations to prevent the pollution caused by paddy stubble under which various types of equipment are being provided to the farmers on subsidy, awareness drives and surveillance teams have been formed in all districts.

Targeting the Union government for turning down cash incentive proposal to farmers for not burning stubble, he called the step anti-farmer, anti-Punjab and said that the state government had proposed to give Rs 2,500 per acre to paddy growers.

He said a massive awareness drive would be launched in the rural belt of Punjab comprising officials of the Rural Development and Panchayat to persuade farmers to manage the stubble.

(With IANS inputs) 

ALSO READ: Delhi: Gopal Rai writes to Bhupender Yadav, seeks time to prepare plan to fight 'air pollution'

ALSO READ: Pollution scare! Delhi govt bans production, sale, use of firecrackers till January 1

Advertisement

Read all the Breaking News Live on indiatvnews.com and Get Latest English News & Updates from India

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement