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Administration acts tough on stubble burning

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The administration has taken tough stand against farmers indulging in stubble burning under the guise of accidental fires, which causes environmental pollution, accidents and spread of diseases.

Besides registering cases against the violators, the administration has also started registering red entries in their revenue records so that they cannot avail benefits provided under various government schemes.

Sangrur DC Ghanshyam Thori said officials in various subdivisions had been advised to take tough action against farmers indulging in stubble burning under the guise of accidental fires that besides causing environmental pollution, this practice also compounds problems related to containing the spread of Covid-19.

Thori said the police had been asked to register cases against the violators and the revenue officials had been advised to make red entries in their revenue records.

“As the tendency causes threat of spread of many diseases and loss of property due to accidents, we have taken serious note of the violation and registered many cases against the violators. If the tendency continues, power connections to tubewells of willful offenders can be disconnected,” said Thori.

Around 100 cases had been reportedly registered against the violators. Raikot SDM Dr Himanshu Gupta said at least 26 farmers were booked under Section 188 of the IPC for violating prohibitory orders. regarding ban on burning of stubble and environmental compensation fee worth Rs 75,000 was imposed on defaulters.

Source :tribuneindia

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