Bathinda (Punjab) [India], October 14 (ANI): Farmers in Punjab’s Bathinda have began burning stubble, saying that they’re not being supplied with a 50 per cent subsidy as directed by the state authorities in September.
Speaking to ANI on Wednesday, Ram Singh, a farmer stated, “We had been not left with any selection fairly than burning stubble as a result of the state authorities has not supplied us 50 per cent subsidy introduced in September. We have spent round Rs 5,000-6,000 for burning this stubble on our personal and the Punjab authorities has not given any compensation.”
Singh additional stated that the time for sowing winter crops has come, so they need to burn this stubble.
Speaking about growing air air pollution, Singh stated, “Many locations are very polluted. Vehicles, factories and different issues additionally improve air air pollution. No one is saying about these issues, then why are we being blamed for spreading air air pollution?”
“We even have household who also can get affected by air air pollution. But we do not have any different choice. And burning this a lot stubble burning is the one trigger of accelerating air pollution,” he added.
Another farmer, Ravinder Singh stated that if the federal government will take any authorized motion towards them, then they may remind them about its compensation introduced earlier.
Earlier in September, the Punjab authorities had taken modern steps to sort out stubble burning which causes air air pollution.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has repeatedly blamed stubble burning in the states of Punjab and Haryana for the air air pollution in the nationwide capital.
In September this 12 months, the Centre has launched Rs 496 crore to subsidize equipment required in-situ administration of crop residue with an purpose to deal with air air pollution in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) on account of stubble burning in the adjoining states of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
Sanjay Agarwal, Secretary of Union Ministry of Agriculture had knowledgeable that the Centre launched Rs 496 crore for Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Punjab to subsidise equipment required in-situ administration of crop residue throughout 2021-22. (ANI)