Punjab & Region

Efforts are on in Moga district to prevent burning of straw

The Fact News Service
Moga, November 18
Farmers of District Moga are being sensitized in various ways to avoid burning straw. Going one step further, today various administrative teams in the villages not only motivated the farmers but also went to the fields themselves to make straw bales.
Today the teams visited a total of 18 villages and sensitized the farmers.
Disclosing this here today Deputy Commissioner Harish Nair said that on the basis of the report issued by the nodal officers appointed on the directions issued by the Supreme Court and the order issued by the Punjab Government and sowing of wheat on the demand of farmers, baler. With the formation of straw bales, weaving is being done with rotavator.
He said that today teams from villages Didarewala, Dina, Ranta, Kishangarh, Patton Jawahar Ke, Chotia Botha, Dhoorkot, Ransingh Khurd, Kotla Rai Ka, Samadh Bhai, Rauke Kalan, Ghall Kalan, Gill, Bahona, Ajitwal, Jhandeana Sharki, Moga. He persuaded the farmers by visiting villages like Mahal Singh and Mehron. The teams succeeded in preventing the burning of straw by providing machinery to the farmers on the spot in several villages including Gill village.
Harish Nair said that efforts were being made to motivate the farmers by going from farm to farm and from house to house as a result of which the farmers were now repenting from burning straw. Nair said that with the consent of the farmers in some places, the fire brigade has been put out with the help of fire brigade. All the farmers have been appealed to support the district administration in saving the land, environment and human lives and not to set fire to the straw.