6 farmers burning stubble caught by satellite in Bihar, administration deprived them of government schemes

In Bihar, the state government is taking a tough stance and taking action against the farmers who burn straw in their fields. In the state, the direct benefit registration of the farmers who are burning straw in their fields is being canceled and they are also being deprived of government schemes for three years. Meanwhile, in Purnia district, 11 cases of stubble burning under crop residue management have been received through satellite. On the basis of this, a quick investigation was conducted at the identified sites and the concerned farmers. After investigation, DBT registration numbers of 6 farmers have been canceled and they have been deprived of the benefits of all government schemes for 3 years. Apart from this, the Cooperative Department will not purchase paddy and wheat from the concerned farmers.

Instructions to conduct intensive publicity among farmers regarding not burning stubble

Taking seriously the issue of stubble burning in the fields, District Officer Kundan Kumar, in the review meeting of the Agriculture Task Force, asked the District Agriculture Officer, Block Agriculture Officer, Agriculture Coordinator to conduct intensive publicity among the farmers regarding not burning the stubble. Have given instructions. He said that there is a need to make all the farmers aware that if they burn crop residues, they will not be provided any kind of government assistance and action will also be taken as per rules.

DBT registration will be canceled if stubble is burnt

DM said that if any farmer is caught burning stubble, then immediately cancel the DBT registration number of the concerned farmer and ensure legal action against the concerned farmer. The District Officer said that if there is any negligence in this regard by the officers and employees of the Agriculture Department, then departmental action will be taken against the concerned.

DAP fertilizer available in sufficient quantity in the district

During the review, the DM gave many necessary guidelines to the concerned officer regarding crop residue management and availability of fertilizers by the District Officer. During the review, the District Agriculture Officer said that DAP fertilizer is available in sufficient quantity in the district.

NGT has imposed a ban on burning crop residue.

Actually, the work of harvesting paddy in the fields has almost been completed. Farmers are burning the stubble after harvesting the fields with the combine machine. It is noteworthy that NGT (National Green Agency) has completely banned burning of crop residues. Despite this, farmers are not desisting from burning the remains on a large scale. Last year, a comprehensive inspection campaign was conducted by the Agriculture Department along with the Administration and Pollution Control Board to make the farmers aware and it was said that fine would be collected from the farmers burning the paddy residue, but the farmers still refrained from burning the residue. Not coming.

These were present in the meeting

Deputy Development Commissioner, Municipal Commissioner, Assistant Collector, Director DRDA, District Transport Officer, Sub-Divisional Officer and Land Reform Deputy Collector Sadar Purnia, District Agriculture Officer, District Panchayat Raj Officer, District Public Relations Officer and concerned departmental officials were present in the meeting.

Chief Secretary had a meeting with all the DMs

Let us tell you that recently, State Chief Secretary Aamir Subhani had held a meeting with all the District Magistrates of the state regarding the incident of burning of straw in the fields before the paddy crop was harvested. During this time, he had given clear instructions to all the District Magistrates that paddy will not be purchased from the farmers who burn straw in the fields after the paddy harvest. He had instructed the District Magistrates that the list of farmers whose direct benefit registration has been canceled due to the incident of burning straw in their fields, should be displayed in the block offices.

Monitoring of straw burning incident from control room

The Chief Secretary had also said that at the time of paddy harvesting, incidents of straw burning will be monitored in real time through the control room at the headquarters level. After the harvest of paddy, a meeting will be held again with the district officials of the districts where incidents of burning of straw in the fields are found.

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