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Chalk out scheme, aware farmers, Center asks Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, UP to make efforts to burn zero stubbleSEXI News

Ahead of the upcoming harvest season, the Center on Wednesday asked the governments of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi to make efforts for zero stubble burning and promised all possible help to achieve the “great mission”. Post-harvest stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana is a major reason for the alarming rise in air pollution levels in the national capital in October and November every year.

Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar reviewed the preparedness of the states for the management of paddy stubble burning and said that Rs 600 crore has been provided to the concerned states in this financial year effectively to achieve the desired targets. should be used from.

According to a release from the Ministry of Agriculture, Tomar further said that the states need to ensure effective utilization of 2.07 lakh machines already supplied during the last four years.

“Rs 600 crore had already been provided to the states in this financial year and they have an unspent amount of Rs 300 crore, which should be utilized properly. Along with this, about two lakh machines have been made available to the states. The Center and the concerned states should jointly prepare a long-term plan and undertake multi-pronged activities to achieve the goal of zero stubble burning within a specified time-frame,” Tomar said.

He held a high level review meeting on the action taken/to be taken with the officials of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi Government, Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). For the management of stubble burning by the states during the year.

Tomar asked the officials of the states to strengthen and widen the IEC activities to make farmers aware that stubble burning leads to loss of soil fertility in the long run like overuse of urea and urged the authorities to take Also requested to make arrangements. At sites where Pusa Decomposer developed by ICAR is being used for practical demonstrations.

During the current year, provisions have also been included to promote the use of bio-degradable technology on a large scale in these states.

For effective control of paddy stubble burning, the Minister asked the states to prepare a comprehensive action plan at the micro level, establish a mechanism to ensure effective use of machines, use of bio-decomposer in a complimentary mode with CRM machines. instructed to promote The Ministry of Agriculture said to promote outdoor use of straw through mapping the demand from nearby industries like biomass based power plants, bioethanol plants etc. and to undertake IEC activities for public awareness among farmers through intensive campaigns.

Farmers set their fields on fire to remove crop residues quickly so that the field would be ready for the next rabi crop (wheat), given the small window between the two crops.

The issue of stubble burning often causes political clashes between Delhi and the governments of Haryana and Punjab as pollution levels in the national capital worsen during the winter months every year.

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