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Punjab govt to provide over 28,000 agro-machines to prevent stubble burning

Punjab govt to provide over 28,000 agro-machines to prevent stubble burning

 To achieve the task of zero stubble burning, Punjab’s agriculture department will provide more than 28,000 agro-machines/farm equipment to the state’s farmers with a subsidy component of Rs 278 crore during the current fiscal year, an official said on Sunday. Subsidy ranging from 50 to 80 per cent is being provided to the farmers under

Stubble burning continues in Amritsar

Stubble burning continues in Amritsar. Despite the deterioration in air quality in New Delhi and the adjoining areas, farmers in Amritsar continue to burn paddy-stubble and further deteriorate air quality, despite an order of prohibition. Amritsar Deputy Commissioner Kamaldeep Singh Sangha said, “According to the National Green Tribunal and the Supreme Court the Punjab government

Stubble burning: Punjab CM meets PM to press for compensation

Stubble burning: Punjab CM meets PM to press for compensation

Stubble burning: Punjab CM meets PM to press for compensation. Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to press for compensation to farmers in lieu of stubble burning. Captain Amarinder apprised Prime Minister Modi that the problem of stubble burning could get aggravated and needed to be urgently addressed. The

Stubble burning: Punjab CM meets PM to press for compensation

Industries, vehicles cause pollution, not stubble burning: Punjab’s Farmers

Industries, vehicles cause pollution, not stubble burning: Punjab’s Farmers . Farmers in Punjab on Saturday claimed that industries and vehicles majorly contribute to air pollution and not stubble burning. For the last few days, Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR) have been experiencing pollution due to the burning of stubble in the neighbouring states of

Stubble burning: Punjab issues directions for combine harvesters

Stubble burning: Punjab issues directions for combine harvesters

In a bid to curb the menace of stubble burning, the Punjab government has issued a set of instructions for owners of combine harvesters in the state. These instructions are aimed at saving the environment from air pollution caused by stubble burning, a senior official said on Monday. Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) chairman K. S. Pannu said

Rajya Sabha concerned over stubble burning

Rajya Sabha concerned over stubble burning: The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday expressed concern over stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana causing environmental and health concerns in the National Capital Region (NCR). Congress Rajya Sabha MP Pratap Singh Bajwa raised the issue during Zero Hour and sought financial help for farmers to prevent stubble burning. “Stubble burning is

Australia offers technological help to prevent stubble burning

Chandigarh, Dec 18,  With stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana causing environmental and health concerns, the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (Aciar) has offered technology to check the menace.”Happy Seeder is a proven zero-tillage solution — seeds can be planted directly into stubble without the need for land clearing or tilling — eliminating the

Farmers can’t give up stubble burning completely: Amarinder

Chandigarh, Nov 15, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today said “farmers cannot be expected to give up crop residue burning completely”, till the time they are provided viable solutions. The statement comes on a day when Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar to discuss air pollution and stubble burning.

Khattar, Kejriwal pledge to fight smog in 2018

Chandigarh, Nov 15, Chief Ministers Manohar Lal Khattar of Haryana and Arvind Kejriwal of Delhi on Wednesday met for nearly 90 minutes here and agreed to take steps to prevent a repeat of smog in the National Capital Region (NCR) next year. “We … are happy to have had a very fruitful meeting at Chandigarh.

Khattar asks Kejriwal

Khattar asks Kejriwal what have you done to end stubble burning

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today asked his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal what steps he has taken to end stubble burning by farmers in areas near the national capital as air pollution peaked to alarming levels. Khattar asks Kejriwal what have you done to end stubble burning. Kejriwal last week had sought a meeting

Khattar agrees to meet Kejriwal to discuss stubble burning

Chandigarh, Nov 13, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has accepted Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s appeal for a meeting to discuss the issue of stubble burning, while also slamming him for “inability to rise above short term electoral gains” on the issue. In a letter to Kejriwal, released to media on Monday, Khattar said

More than 10 asthma patients visits civil hospital regularly, due to stubble burning

Sukhpreet Singh Ludhiana : – The burning of paddy straw coupled has resulted in rise in number of asthma and respiratory infection cases in different city hospitals and clinics. With the tremendous rise in asthma patients, health department is on toes as more than 10 patients are getting admitted in civil hospital Ludhiana regularly. Despite the

Stubble burning leading to more patients in Delhi hospitals

New Delhi, Nov 1, With Delhi-NCR air quality varying between ‘severe’ and ‘very poor’, and stubble burning going on unabated in neighbouring states, major city hospitals saw a spike, with some registering a 25 per cent hike in patients complaining of respiratory issues. According to medical experts, most of the patients are being diagnosed with

Punjab stubble burning down by 30%

Stubble burning down by 30%: Punjab

Stubble burning in Punjab has dropped by 30 per cent this year as compared to last year, the state government told the National Green Tribunal (NGT) here on Monday. The Tribunal had earlier this month rapped the Punjab government for not incentivising the farmers or assisting them to manage the crop residue, estimated to be

Stubble burning down by 30%: Punjab

New Delhi, Oct 30 : Punjab stubble burning down by 30%. Stubble burning in Punjab has dropped by 30 per cent this year as compared to last year, the state government told the National Green Tribunal (NGT) here on Monday. The Tribunal had earlier this month rapped the Punjab government for not incentivising the farmers

Punjab stubble burning

Despite Captain’s order, farmers booked for stubble burning

Punjab stubble burning: As it was mentioned by Captain Amarinder Singh that no case shall be registered against farmers for burning grain stalks. However, the police has registered FIR against six farmers for burning stubble in Sangrur.In the first case in the state, the police booked Dev Singh, Gurcharan Singh, Sukha Singh, Gurcharan, Mitthu Singh

Punjab government fails, doaba farmers shows the way to stubble management

Kusum Arora Jalandhar, October 16 : – While Punjab government failed to address stubble burning problem, farmers in Doaba region were seen adopting rustic and innovative ways to manage paddy straw. From purchasing stubble management machinery worth Rs 8 to 10 crore like Rotavator, Happy Seed feeder, Bailer, Plough,Straw Management System (SMS) to providing paddy straw

No cases against farmers for stubble burning, says Punjab CM

Chandigarh, October 15 Lambasting the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for misleading people with false allegations against his government, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday made it clear that no cases were being registered against farmers reported to be resorting to stubble burning.The Chief Minister, while vowing to implement the government’s farm loan waiver scheme with

Punjab and Haryana flout ban on stubble burning openly

Rice fields are ready to be harvested but the problem is that after harvesting farmers will set fire to clear the stubble. Despite ban on stubble burning, farmers have continued burning stubble in their fields. Farmers in Punjab and Haryana said that there was no affordable alternative to stubble burning. Supreme Court has banned cracker

In name of stubble burning, Punjab govt harassing farmers: AAP

Chandigarh, Oct 14, Punjab’s main opposition party AAP today accused the Congress government of “harassing” farmers in the name of stubble burning. The party said it will, on October 16, submit memorandums to the deputy commissioners at each district in the state to seek stoppage of alleged undue harassment of farmers.“AAP MLAs and other office