Even as the government is trying to keep a check on paddy transplantation before the due date by regulating power supply, it has not proven to be a deterrent. The government has been trying hard to delay paddy transplantation so that monsoon season begins by the time. “Last year, farmers had to rely less on tubewells, which surely helped in saving precious ground water. Meanwhile, the district administration officials said action would be taken against farmers transplanting paddy before June 13. “The fields will be ploughed and farmers issued a challan if found guilty,” an official said.
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