Withdraw cut in subsidy for stubble management: BKU

  • | Wednesday | 11th September, 2019

Our CorrespondentLudhiana, September 10The Bharti Kisan Union, Lakhowal, (BKU) has served an ultimatum to the state government to withdraw the cut imposed on subsidy to be granted to farmers for purchase of machinery and implements for stubble management, failing which the farmers would be forced to burn the stubble. Addressing the state committee meeting here today the BKU general secretary Harinder Singh Lakhowal said it was unfortunate that the state government had imposed a ceiling on subsidy for machinery and implements for stubble management. “From 80 per cent subsidy on machinery worth Rs 10 lakh, the upper limit has now been slashed down to Rs 4.61 lakh which has made required machinery and implements beyond the reach of farmers,” he said. The meeting demanded in one voice to grant 90 percent subsidy on entire machinery and equipment (for stubble management) and in addition a compensation of Rs 3000 per acre for other expenses in this regard if the government really wanted that farmers should not burn stubble which added to environmental pollution. The BKU also reminded the government about its poll promise of remission of all agricultural loans.

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