Chandigarh. The state government is making many efforts to deal with the problem of stubble in Punjab. For this, the government had also promised to honor those farmers who do not burn stubble in the fields. On October 29, the Punjab Government and the Punjab Pollution Control Board have felicitated 150 farmers of the state who have not set fire to stubble in the fields for the last five years.
In a program organized in Kisan Vikas Chamber, Mohali, Punjab Legislative Assembly Speaker Kultar Singh Sandhwan said that when people come forward to stop any wrong practice, then its result comes out. The farmer heroes who attended the ceremony proved that farming can be done by following the teachings of Baba Nanak. It should be good for Punjab that farmers should not set the stubble on fire.
Sandhwan said that by setting the crop residue on fire, the micro-organisms present on the top surface of the soil as well as its biological quality are also damaged. Due to the loss of friendly organisms, the outbreak of enemy pests increases and as a result, the risk of diseases in crops increases.
On the other hand, Cabinet Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hair said that it is a matter of happiness that the farmers, accepting the message being given by the Punjab government and officials, are giving up burning the stubble. He told that Punjabi is such a community which we can explain with love but cannot be forced to do with them. He told that the first loss of smoke generated due to burning of stubble reaches the farmer brothers’ own families and villages.
He told that due to pollution not only the lungs are harmed, but many other types of health diseases affect the human being. He also expressed happiness that the younger generation is becoming aware and under the tree plantation campaign, they are now actively participating in the plantation drive and trees are being planted in large quantities. In Punjab too, mini forests are being planted at many places.
Tags: Farmer, Farmers, Punjab Government, Stubble Burning
FIRST PUBLISHED : October 29, 2022, 20:12 IST