The Fact News Service
Mansa, October 17
Disclosing this here today Chief Agriculture Officer Mr. Manjit Singh said that under the direction of Deputy Commissioner Mr. Mohinder Pal the farmers were being encouraged not to set fire to the straw, hence now majority of the farmers would prefer to cultivate without burning the crop residues. Have been He said that Nirmal Singh son of Nachhatar Singh resident of village Korwala, Block Jhunir was a progressive farmer who had been managing the straw for the last 4 years without setting it on fire. He said that in the early days when this farmer had just started taking care of the straw, he had got Chopper and MB from the cooperative society of the village at that time. The plows were rented, but today the farmer has started sorting the straw with his own machinery. Last year, the farmer planted Happy Cedar and MB. He had applied for the plow and got the machinery with the help of a subsidy from the Punjab government. He now sows paddy in 18 acres, some of which he sows with Happy Cedar in standing stalks and some of which he chops again with MB. With the help of plow, the dog is mixed in the soil. In both these ways the farmer is getting a good yield after sowing the wheat. This farmer is inspiring other farmers today as well. Farmer Nirmal Singh has the experience that with the management of straw, where the yield of wheat is higher, the environment is also saved from being polluted.