UP to impose fine for stubble burning

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LUCKNOW: The Uttar Pradesh authorities has requested all District Magistrates and police chiefs to impose fines on these discovered burning stubble in fields.

As per the directives issued by the state’s Chief Secretary Durga Shankar Mishra, anybody caught burning agriculture residue or waste of their fields, the effective is Rs 2,500 if the sector is lower than 2 acres, Rs 5,000 of the sector is 2 to five acres and Rs 15,000 if the dimensions of the sector is above 5 acres.

Mishra has requested officers involved to make sure that no agricultural waste is burnt in fields.

He mentioned a marketing campaign ought to be organized to sensitise farmers towards the sick results of crop burning but when anybody is caught burning waste, then motion ought to be initiated towards them.

A authorities supplied mentioned that 14 devices and machines have been recognized for coping with agricultural waste. It has been directed that farm banks, the place widespread use devices and equipment might be stored, ought to be arrange and gear given to particular person farmers as per want. Particular person farmers will get 50 per cent subsidy whereas Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs), cooperatives and panchayats will get 80 per cent subsidy for institution of equipment banks.”

The acquisition of devices and equipment ought to be accomplished by October 15.

As per the directives, agricultural waste from fields of these farmers who burnt this waste final 12 months, ought to be collected and saved in cow shelters.

Of the farm residue so collected, 25 per cent ought to be used for mixing within the odder for cattle.

At the very least 20,000 tonnes of agricultural waste ought to be despatched to cow shelters throughout this monetary 12 months and a scheme began by the federal government earlier, ‘Parali do Khad lo’ ought to be extensively promoted.

The official mentioned {that a} penalty on farmers ought to be the final resort and an intensive sensitisation program ought to be carried out first the place farmers are advised in regards to the sick results of burning agricultural waste and its impression on air, soil and water air pollution.

Interactive periods ought to be organized between farmers and agriculture consultants.

Along with this, nodal officers ought to be appointed for each income village and it is going to be the duty of income officers (lekhpals) to make sure that no farm fires happen.

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