Pakistan's Punjab Government Urges Amarinder Singh To Ban Stubble Burning

Pakistan's Punjab Government Urges Amarinder Singh To Ban Stubble Burning

Pakistan's Punjab Government Urges Amarinder Singh To Ban Stubble Burning

After a snub to his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal that a meeting with him over stubble burning would be futile, Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday went on to say, "Kejriwal was a peculiar person who has views on everything without understanding the situation". "There is 20 million ton of paddy straw, where do I ask farmers to store?" The tweet, which was in response to Mr Kejriwal's request to the chief ministers of Punjab and Haryana on Twitter for a meeting, also accompanied a link to their "medium/long term action plan to combat smog".

"Have requested PM to convene meeting of Chief Ministers of affected states along with union ministers". Initially, the wind flow was mild and calm northwesterly that carried the pollutants from the adjoining states of Punjab and Haryana where stubble burning was being practiced in a majority. The AAP is the principal opposition party in Punjab and has supported farmers burning residual stubble left after harvesting paddy. "It will help ppl of both states".

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He also said that the Centre should immediately sanction compensation for farmers to check stubble burning. He added that there were at present no technical or biological systems for managing this farm operation that were economically attractive to the farmer. Blaming the three sides for politicking over it and not addressing the problem by planning for it through the year, he said, "This happens every year at this time".

The Centre hit back by releasing statistics that show that the ministry of agriculture had allocated Rs 97.5 crore to Punjab for 2016-17 and 2017-18 to deal with the problem of straw burning and the funds remained "unutilised".

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Amarinder Singh has maintained that his state can not handle the 200 million ton of paddy straw generated by farmers, who burn the remnants before sowing new crops in November.

However, other states such as Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh have utilised the funds. The higher courts of the country and the National Green Tribunal have also taken cognizance of the matter, said Amarinder.

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