Only Green Crackers Will Be Allowed On Diwali: Haryana Chief Minister
Manohar Lal Khattar, the chief minister of Haryana, announced on Thursday that the state will only permit the use of green fireworks during Diwali.
Except for green crackers, the production, sale, and usage of all types of firecrackers have been outlawed. According to a formal statement, he stated that only green firecrackers would be permitted since other types of firecrackers produce very harmful fumes and toxins that pollute the air.
According to Mr. Khattar, each district has designated open locations for the sale of green crackers.
Publication of information on these locations is increasing. Those who sell firecrackers without a licence will face harsh punishment.
“While enjoying the festive fervour, it becomes our utmost duty to take care of the environment,” he added.
According to the Chief Minister, Haryana is taking proactive measures to reduce stubble and enhance air quality.
The State Government has put in place a framework to manage agricultural residue in-situ and ex-situ, as well as effective monitoring, enforcement, and extensive information, education, and communication (IEC) operations, according to the Chief Minister of the State.
He added that under in-situ management, 23 lakh metric tonnes (MT) of crop residues would be used by various machinery and decomposers, and under ex-situ management, 13 lakh MT would be used.
“Farmers are being continuously made aware of the ill effects of stubble burning. A total of 72,777 machines have been provided to farmers through Custom Hiring Centres and individually for stubble management in the last four years.
“However, this year only, 7,146 machines have been made available, these include baling unit, super seeder, zero till seed cum fertilizer drill etc,” said the Chief Minister.
According to Khattar, the State Government offers farmers an incentive of $1,000 per acre for bailing (In-Situ Management), combined with transportation costs of INR 500 per acre for bales, up to a maximum of INR 15,000 for Gaushalas.
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