Despite awareness drives, stubble burning continues

  • | Monday | 21st October, 2019

Farmers say straw management burdens them financiallyManmeet GillTribune News ServiceAmritsar, October 20Despite government’s awareness drives to dissuade farmers from burning crop residue, several farmers are still using fire to clear their fields. Notably, the government has been providing machinery on subsidised rates to the farmers to manage stubble. Instead, it is trying to create tension between owners and tillers,” said an elderly, Sukhwant Singh. “For many, giving land on lease is a compulsion as they cannot till it,” said Sukhwant Singh. I personally know many farmers who have shunned burning of crop residue.

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