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Govt agrees to farmers' demand of keeping tractors out of NGT list

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare on Wednesday announced that the government has agreed to farmers' demand to keep tractors out of the list of banned vehicles by the Green (NGT).

The further clarified that tractors will be kept out of the list since these are equipment of agriculture. "NGT's order is that diesel vehicles more than 10 yrs old can't enter Farmers' demanded that their tractors are equipment of agriculture and should be kept out of vehicles' list. Government agreed. Centre will make efforts with the government (Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana) of the region," told ANI.

His statement comes after the Kisan Kranti Padyatra was called off on Wednesday morning. The padyatra started on September 23 by the in the capital. The protesting farmers had even reached Kisan Ghat, the memorial of on late Tuesday night.

The green had on November 26, 2016, banned 10-year-old diesel vehicles in Delhi-NCR, saying "they are the prime source of air pollution in Delhi".

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First Published: Wed, October 03 2018. 18:55 IST