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CACP chairman visits PAU to discuss stubble burning issue

Press Trust of India  |  Ludhiana 

Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) today visited the Agricultural University (PAU) here to discuss the issue of paddy

The talks stressed on providing incentives to farmers who refrained from stubble burning and managed it using various alternatives, a release said.

Since residue management involves additional costs, the government had requested the to provide incentives to farmers who refrain from stubble burning, it added.

According to the release, said paddy was a challenge and was causing severe pollution, and resulting in land degradation.

For straw management, he referred to three essentials, including research which provides need-based technology, efficient agricultural engineers to develop machinery, and effective transfer of technology to encourage farmers to make use of the

"We have come to to solve the problems of the farmers," Sharma said.

Notably, thick smog, mainly caused by stubble burning, had enveloped parts of and neighbouring for several days during October-end and early November last year, adversely affecting normal life.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 19:40 IST