Moga, October 14
Accepting the plea of Deputy Commissioner Mr Sandeep Hans, 73% Gram Panchayats of the district have passed a resolution to ensure no burning of straw in the villages.
It may be recalled that there are a total of 340 Gram Panchayats in the district Moga out of which 247 have passed resolutions in collaboration with the district administration not to burn straw.
The Deputy Commissioner further said that in this critical hour of Corona pandemic, the administration was taking concrete steps to defeat the Coronavirus in the public interest and save precious lives. He appealed to the farmers to refrain from a burning straw as these toxic gases besides polluting the environment could further aggravate the situation of the ongoing covid-19 pandemic.
The resolutions passed by the panchayats emphasized that we can maintain the fertility of the land by spreading the paddy stubble in the fields without setting it on fire. He further said that setting fire not only engulfs friendly insects, animals and micro-organisms but also increases the risk of loss of life and pollution.
District Development and Panchayat Officer (DDPO) Mr Jagjit Singh Bal said that the work of passing such resolutions in other villages was also in progress. He hoped that in the next few days all the Gram Panchayats would pass similar resolutions and cooperate with the district administration in making Moga a straw burning free district.