Agriculture Minister says stubble burning is a serious problem; asks for collective efforts to prevent pollution
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has said that proper management of paddy stubble is the collective responsibility of all to prevent pollution. Addressing a workshop of farmers in Pusa, Delhi, the Minister informed that the Center has allocated over three thousand crore rupees to Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Delhi. He said, Punjab was allocated the maximum fund of about 14 thousand 500 crore rupees, while Haryana got 900 crore rupees, Uttar Pradesh 713 crore rupees, and Delhi six crore rupees. Mr Tomar said, out of this, about one thousand crore rupees are left with the states including 491 crore rupees with Punjab alone.The Minister said, a comprehensive solution to this problem is possible with the optimum utilization of over two lakh machines made available to the states for stubble management with the assistance provided by the Centre. He said, the problem of stubble burning is serious.
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