Last Update: January 28, 2023, 22:03 IST
Chief minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar On Saturday directed the officials to ensure that no stubble is burnt in the state.
Interacting with the officials during the ‘Samadhan Yatra’ in Belchhi sub-division of Patna district, the CM asked the officials to inform the farmers about the adverse effects of stubble burning.
“To protect the environment and reduce the effects of climate change, a complete ban on stubble burning should be imposed in the state. The authorities should ensure that no stubble is burnt in the state. Officials of the concerned departments should create awareness among the farmers. should be born.” Adverse effect of stubble burning on the environment”, said the CM.
The state government has already imposed a complete ban on stubble burning in the fields to prevent air pollution and save the depleting soil fertility. Earlier, the CM had given a stern warning to the farmers that if they indulge in stubble burning in their fields, they would be denied financial assistance and subsidies under government schemes.
The state provides diesel at a subsidized rate to farmers along with electricity and other assistance at a cheaper rate. Several farmers from Kaimur, Rohtas, Buxar, Nalanda, Gaya and Patna districts were penalized by the agriculture department in the recent past for violating rules related to stubble burning in the state.
“The move is aimed at preventing farmers from burning stubble and harming the environment as well as damaging the fertility of their fields. We are adopting several measures to prevent farmers from burning crop residues. We have not only have started awareness campaigns, but are also giving subsidies on various farm equipment”, said a senior official of the state agriculture department.
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