May 22, 2022

Villagers, companies and agriculture ministry unite to stop stubble burning in Patiala district: La Tribune Inde

Tribune press service

Patiala, September 3

The villages of Ageti and Mandaur in Patiala district have played a leading role in achieving zero thatch burning. Farmers in both villages led by example in reducing stubble burning and minimizing the cost of inputs incurred in purchasing pesticides, herbicides and urea used for their crops by grinding paddy stubble in the area. ground.

To oversee the method adopted by the two villages to remove crop residues in the field without burning the stubble, Shomita Biswas, Assistant Secretary (M&T), Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India, visited the Mandaur villages and Ageti, with Manmohan Kalia (Nodal Agent CRM) and Dr Jaswinderpal Singh Grewal, Agriculture Manager, Patiala.

During her visit to the two villages, the officer interacted with farmers, cooperative society members and young people, who play a central role in achieving the goal of zero stubble cultivation through awareness raising and the provision of machines to small and marginal farmers for this purpose.

Shomita Biswas said: “We are going through a difficult time. We should not only be concerned about the environmental benefits, but also the health benefits. As the situation has worsened due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the smoke generated by the stubble burning will increase respiratory illnesses. “

Manmohan Kalia highlighted the use of machines for the management of paddy stubble. He also insisted on the management of the machines during the off season.