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Farm fires down by 64% in Haryana in 4 yrs: Agriculture Secy

Press Reporter News Service

Hisar, November 10

Urging farmers to resort to crop residue administration, the Extra Secretary, Union Agriculture Ministry, Dr Abhilaksh Likhi, stated there was a big discount of 64 per cent within the variety of incidents of burning of paddy residue in Haryana within the yr 2020 in comparison with the yr 2016.

Interacting with farmers throughout his go to to the Northern Area Farm Equipment Coaching and Testing Institute (FMTTI) in Hisar right now, Dr Likhi known as upon the farmers to undertake the administration of their crop residue which helps carry down air air pollution additional. He additionally took farmers’ suggestions whereas inspecting the machines and gear used for in-situ and ex-situ crop residue administration at Northern Zone Farm Equipment Coaching and Testing Institute.

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The official acknowledged that the incidents of paddy straw burning had additionally come down by 52 per cent and 23 per cent in UP and Punjab, respectively.

He knowledgeable the farmers that the Agriculture Division had launched a Central scheme on crop residue administration in Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi in 2018-19 to addressing the issue of air air pollution in Delhi and Nationwide Capital Area as a result of stubble burning.

He stated underneath this scheme, monetary help for the acquisition of crop residue administration machines was offered at 50% of the fee to particular person farmers and at 80% of the undertaking value to cooperative societies of farmers, registered farmers societies, FPOs and panchayats for institution of customized hiring centres of crop residue administration machines.

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