Former Rural Development and Panchayats Minister Sikander Maluka alleges, new pollution law won’t prove fruitful for farmers

The Fact News Service

Chandigarh, October 30

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has criticised a new law brought through an ordinance by the Centre Government that has a provision for Rs 1 crore fine and imprisonment of up to five years for causing pollution.

SAD Kisan wing head Sikander Singh Maluka said though the Centre government had brought the ordinance to tackle the problem of air pollution in the Delhi-NCR region, but it would have ramifications all over the country. “It seems the BJP-led NDA government aims to use this law to harass farmers who are protesting against the Central farm Acts already,” Maluka said.