Jalandhar, September 17, 2019 (Yes Punjab News)
In order to sensitize the people about hazardous impact of stubble burning on the environment and human health, The Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department has initiated a drive to install the anti-stubble burning hoardings on the sides of Punjab roadways buses for carrying the message to every nook and corner of the district.
Divulging the details, Director Agriculture Dr Sutantar Kumar Airi said that it was need of the hour to make the people especially farmers aware of the effects of the paddy stubble burning, which was posing a danger to human health and environment.
He said that these buses would be instrumental in awakening the farmers about the need for paddy stubble management. He told that crop residue could play an important role in enhancing the fertility of the soil.
He said that these hoardings would make the people aware of the pollution caused by paddy burning beside the ways and means of managing the paddy straw effectively.
Mr Airi reiterated that instead of burning the paddy straw the farmers must avail the subsidies on farm implements to efficaciously tackle the menace of paddy straw burning in the district thereby making the state pollution-free.
He added that to adopt paddy stubble management techniques, the Punjab Government led by the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh was providing huge subsidies to the farmers for purchasing the ultra-modern equipment that could be useful in effective paddy straw management.
Director Agriculture said that 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.