The Fact News Service
Mansa, May 20
Strict action is being taken against the incidents of burning of stubble left by farmers in the Mansa district as per the orders of the National Green Tribunal, New Delhi.
Disclosing this, Deputy Commissioner Gurpal Singh Chahal said that so far a total of 89 police cases have been registered in Mansa district for the above violations, under which 50 police cases have been registered in Mansa tehsil, 21 in Budhlada and 18 in Sardulgarh.
Gurpal Singh Chahal said that the teams set up to prevent the burning of the stubble were monitoring the cases of arson, which were being monitored by the Punjab Pollution Control Board on a daily basis. He said that the farmers have been fined Rs. 1 lakh 20 thousand in 48 cases of pulse burning after the investigation by the constituted teams. He said that apart from this red entry was also being made in the collection of farms of these violating farmers.
Deputy Commissioner Chahal said that the tendency of intelligent farmers to set fire to the stubble of wheat has come down and the district administration appreciates such farmers. He also appealed to other farmers to reverse this trend. He said that the farmers should not set fire to the stubble of wheat so that the environment would be polluted and the nutrients in the soil would be depleted.
He further said that this time due to corona disease which mainly affects the respiratory system and lungs, it was imperative that farmers should refrain from burning the nerves for the good of humanity.