Punjab Will Be Free From Stubble Burning If AAP Comes To Power In State: Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Friday stated Punjab, which generates round 20 million tonnes of paddy straw yearly, will turn into free from stubble burning if the Aam Aadmi Party kinds authorities within the state.

Assembly election in Punjab is slated for early subsequent 12 months.

Rai stated Delhi has supplied an answer to the issue of stubble burning within the type of microbial resolution Pusa bio-decomposer and will probably be distributed without spending a dime in all Punjab districts just like the AAP authorities has been doing right here.

“Punjab will become free from stubble burning if AAP forms a government in the state. We will rope in the district administrations in Punjab and spray Pusa bio-decomposer in fields for free like we have been doing in Delhi,” Rai informed PTI.

“It’s not so tough (spraying bio-decomposer on lakhs of acres of land). You only need the willpower to do it. We will do it positively,” he asserted.

This will not be as costly as different measures being taken for crop residue administration, the minister added.

Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh appeal to consideration throughout the paddy harvesting season between October 15 and November 15 as farmers set their fields on fireplace to rapidly clear off the crop residue earlier than cultivating wheat and potato.

It is without doubt one of the foremost causes for the alarming spike in air pollution in Delhi-NCR.

Despite a ban on stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana, farmers proceed to defy it as there’s a quick window between harvesting paddy and sowing wheat. The excessive value of handbook or mechanical administration of straw is a significant purpose why farmers select to burn stubble.

On October 5, the Delhi authorities began spraying Pusa bio-decomposer, a microbial resolution that may flip stubble into manure, over 4,300 acres belonging to 844 farmers in Delhi

Last 12 months, 310 farmers had used it on 1,935 acres of land. In Punjab, paddy is cultivated on 2.814 million hectares of land.

According to officers, UP is utilizing the bio-decomposer in 10 lakh acres of space, Punjab in 5 lakh acres and Haryana in a single lakh acre of land. 


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