The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, October 9
Punjab Social Security, Women and Child Development Minister Mrs. Aruna Chaudhary today urged the panchayats of the state to come forward to execute their moral responsibility of protecting people from the menace of crop residue burning by sensitizing the farmers as this trend will further exacerbate the COVID-19 situations.
She informed that accepting the appeal of the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to ensure zero stubble burning in the state, many panchayats are working tirelessly and joined hands with the state by passing resolutions against the stubble burning menace. But, the target of zero paddy stubble burning would be achieved only when all the panchayats will team up with the state government and pledge to shun the threat.
Mrs. Chaudhary said that panchayats should ensure that harvesting of paddy would be done only by the Super SMS fitted combine harvesters and they would inform the police and administration immediately in case of any violation as it will cause huge damage to human health, especially the children and old-age people and the environment in these trying times of Coronavirus.