Tribune news service
Jalandhar, October 21
In order to recognise the contribution of farmers in the battle against stubble burning, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Ghanshyam Thori on Wednesday honoured 30 progressive farmers who did not burn stubble and helped the administration in keeping the environment pollution-free in the ongoing paddy harvesting season.
In a simple but impressive event held at the District Administrative Complex under the aegis of the Mission Tandarust Punjab, Thori said these farmers have played a vital role in the war against stubble burning by desisting from the unhealthy practice which pollutes the environment.
The farmers honoured by the Deputy Commissioner include Harmesh Lal, Mangal Singh, Pargan Singh, Karanbir Singh Sandhu, Jaskaran Singh, Satnam Singh, Avtar Singh, Surjeet Singh Balwinder Singh, Harinder Singh, Gurmukh Singh, Sharanjeet Singh, Kashmir Singh, Harnek Singh, Bhupinder Singh, Baljinder Singh, Charanjeet Singh, Suchha Ram, Surjeet Singh, Manpreet Singh, Robandeep Singh, Gurdev Singh, Gurmail Singh, Paramjeet Singh, Sukhchain Singh, Ramneek Singh, Jagdishpal Singh, Sukhjinder Singh, Harpreet Singh and Lakhwinder Singh.
The DC said these farmers have managed the stubble in their fields which would benefit them in future by saving their money to be spent on fertilisers and pesticides later.
He said due to the burning of paddy straw several major nutrients and other micronutrients of soil were destroyed whereas the soil health improves drastically if the residue of straw was mixed in the soil.
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