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Haryana deadline for subsidy distribution to stem stubble-burning

IANS  |  Chandigarh 

The government has set September 20 as the deadline for all Deputy Commissioners to ensure physical verification and distribution of to farmers to curb burning of paddy residue that causes environmental

The is given to farmers for purchasing equipment to manage the crop residue and not to burn it instead.

held a meeting with all Deputy Commissioners through videoconferencing here on Wednesday.

He said that has been making concerted efforts to check burning of crop residue.

"district has set a record in giving to all applicant farmers in both individual and custom hiring centre categories," Likhi said. He said that Deputy Commissioners in other districts have been directed to accelerate the pace of subsidy distribution.

Likhi said that the State Control Board has provided a list to Deputy Commissioners of villages where fires due to burning of crop residue took place in 2016.

"The Deputy Commissioners have been asked to advise sarpanches concerned not to allow anyone in their respective villages to burn crop residue," the said.

As a state survey had reported that crop residue burning incidents occur in 587 villages, Likhi directed the Deputy Commissioners concerned to launch a special campaign in such villages to make farmers aware.

The burning of crop residue leads to air in north Indian states of and Haryana and National Capital Region-



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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 21:14 IST