Red Entry’ in Girdawari of agriculture land if stubble burning takes place
Combine harvesting paddy sans straw management system to be impounded
MOGA, October 15, 2019: In a bid to crackdown on the stubble burning menace, the Deputy Commissioner Moga Sandeep Hans on Tuesday said that the district administration will mark “Red Entry” in the Girdawari of Agriculture land where paddy residue burning takes place.
The directions came when Deputy Commissioner was presiding over the meeting with Sub-Divisional Magistrates including Narinder Singh Dhaliwal (Dharamkot), Swaranjit Kaur (Baghapurana) and Ram Singh (Nihal Singh Wala), Plant Protection Officer Dr Jaswinder Singh Brar and other officials regarding the prohibition on stubble burning in the district.
Deputy Commissioner said that once the red entry will be marked in land records, the concerned farmer won’t be able to get any benefit of subsidies being given by the government.
Deputy Commissioner also directed agriculture and Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) officials to keep a vigil eye on farmers using combines without functional Super Straw Management System (SMS) to harvest paddy and take action. As per the information, Paddy Harvesting Combines without functional Super Straw Management System (SMS) are banned in the district and if anyone found violating the order the combine will be impounded.
It is pertinent to mention that the Agriculture officials on Monday, impounded a combine, which was being used to harvest paddy without using super straw management system (SMS) at Bughipura village here.
Meanwhile, the district administration had also put a blanket ban on the use of paddy straw reapers without permission from the agriculture department. The order came after progressive farmers and agriculture experts suggested the Deputy Commissioner that ban on the paddy straw reaper or stubble shaver could help to curb the stubble burning practice.
In the meeting, District Development and Panchayat Officer (DDPO) Jagtar Singh Sidhu, Agriculture Development Officer (ADO) Dr Kuldeep Singh besides other officials were present.