Seminar spreads awareness on stubble-burning menace

Seminar spreads awareness on stubble-burning menace

A speaker adresses the seminar at Bihla village. Tribune photo

Ludhiana, October 11

The Department of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare organised an awareness seminar at Bihla village against stubble burning.

Experts from the department made farmers and other residents of villagers aware of harmful gases produced due to the stubble burning, besides destruction of major and micro-nutrients of the soil.

They detailed the farmers about the in-situ management for crop residue scheme and said heavy subsidy was being given to farmers on farm machinery, including happy seeders, paddy straw chopper, multure, hydraulic reversible MB Plant, zero till drill, super SMS rotary slasher/shrub cutter used for managing paddy stubble so that all farmers could join the Punjab government’s initiative to curb the stubble burning which pollutes our environment.

They also encouraged the farmers for using i-Khet to check availability and book these machineries by sitting at their homes. They also asked them to ensure all combine harvesters were equipped with Super SMS technique for harvesting paddy. — TNS

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