Despite ban, ‘crop burning’ still practiced in Punjab
Despite the National Green Tribunal’s ban on ‘crop burning’, many farmers in the Indian state of Punjab is still practicing the dangerous act of crop burning, which has several serious aftereffects.
An investigative story published in a leading national daily has revealed that most of the farmers in the state have not received any benefits of the subsidy program initiated to extend financial assistance to the farmers to manage the farmland residue.
Earlier, banning the farmers of the Indian states of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh from engaging in the act of crop burning, the NGT directed the concerned state governments to give necessary assistance to the farmers for the process of residual management.
There is no doubt in the fact that the farmers, who are literally earning nothing from their profession, have no strength to take any additional financial burden on their head.
While speaking to the media personals, a farmer from the Indian state of Punjab has confessed that he secretly practices the unlawful act of crop burning.
He has added that he has not received any financial assistance from the government for the residual management.
It is the high time to find a feasible policy to bring the practice to an end.
Vignesh. S. G
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