Earlier withinside the month of September, the Central Government launched Rs 496 crore to subsidise equipment required in-situ control of stubble burning
Claiming that they’ve no different desire left, Punjab farmers have began out burning stubble on their own. They alleged that they’re pressured to take the step as they’re now no longer being paid a 50% subsidy promised with the aid of using the kingdom authorities.
Speaking to information organization ANI, a farmer, Ram Singh, stated that the farmers had been left with out a desire instead of burning the stubble due to the fact the kingdom authorities has now no longer supplied a 50% subsidy as promised in September. He delivered that the farmers need to spend round Rs 5,000 to 6,000 for burning the crop residue on their own.
“The time for sowing wintry weather vegetation has come, so we need to burn this stubble,” Singh delivered.
Meanwhile, speakme on worries raised concerning the chance of air pollutants because of stubble burning, Singh stated, “Many locations are very polluted. Vehicles, factories and different matters also are growing air pollutants. No one is pronouncing approximately the ones matters, then why are we being blamed for spreading air pollutants?”
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“We additionally have own circle of relatives who can get stricken by air pollutants. But we do now no longer have every other alternative. Burning this a lot stubble is (now no longer) the simplest purpose of growing pollutants”, he delivered.
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Punjab: Farmers had been visible burning crop residue at Deon village in Bathinda district yesterday
A farmer stated, “We do not need to burn stubble however exchange measures are very costly & now no longer economically feasible. Penalizing farmers with out offering a feasible alternative may not work.” pic.twitter.com/caXn1kGyqe
— ANI (@ANI) October 13, 2021
Another farmer, Ravinder Singh additionally spoke on the problem of stubble burning and stated that that the farmers are geared up to elevate the subject of offering reimbursement as introduced in advance in case any criminal motion is taken in opposition to them for burning stubble.
Government projects for stubble burning
Earlier withinside the month of September, the Central Government launched Rs 496 crore for Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab to subsidise equipment required in-situ control of crop residue with an goal to deal with the problem of air pollutants in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) because of stubble burning withinside the adjacent states along with Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh.
Address the same, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had time and again blamed the states for air pollutants prompted because of stubble burning.
On the opposite hand, the Punjab authorities has already began out taking modern steps to address stubble burning that is a prime purpose of air pollutants.
(With inputs from ANI, Image: ANI)
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