The Fact News Service
Sangrur, October 12
Under the direction of Deputy Commissioner Mr. Ramvir, the farmers are being encouraged not to set fire to the paddy straw and waste. In this regard the Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has launched a massive campaign to sensitize the farmers for proper management of straw, which is yielding constructive results and the wise farmers of the district are joining this campaign on a large scale. Daljit Singh, a progressive farmer from Kakra village in Block Bhavanigarh, has been instrumental in taking this campaign forward.
Daljit Singh, a successful farmer who has set an example for other farmers in the district, has been a source of inspiration for other farmers for the last five years by successfully cultivating 70 acres of crop residues without setting fire to them.
Chief Agriculture Officer Dr. Jaswinderpal Singh Grewal said that burning of paddy straw and wheat stubble in the fields where the fertility of the land and beneficial bacteria is damaged pollutes the environment and also the health of human and animal life. Adverse effects occur. Straw smoke sometimes kills precious lives.