Farmers who burn crop residue will be excluded from the scheme
The government is running many schemes for the benefit of the farmers in the country, the benefits of which are being given to the farmers. But this year the Bihar government has decided not to buy paddy at support price from farmers who burn crop residue. It has been decided to deprive such farmers from the subsidy received through DBT (Direct Benefit Transfer). The decision was taken in a meeting on crop residue management chaired by Bihar Chief Secretary Amir Subhani on Friday.
At the beginning of the meeting, Agriculture Secretary Sanjay Aggarwal apprised the officials about the severe damage caused by crop residue burning in fields and crop residue management. The Chief Secretary said, according to the air quality index, the level of air pollution seems to increase in the month of October itself. The situation is likely to worsen as the harvest season approaches. So from now the officials have to be careful.
Action will be taken against farmers
The Chief Secretary has directed that the list of farmers whose DBT registration has been canceled due to crop residue burning should be displayed at the block office. Farmers who burn crop residues are being deprived of the subsidy they are getting through DBT, steps should now be taken to deprive them of the benefits of paddy harvesting.
Necessary action under relevant sections should be taken against farmers who repeatedly burn crop residue despite instructions. So that other farmers refrain from this work. He also directed to set up a control room at the headquarters to monitor incidents of crop residue burning during paddy harvesting.
Combine harvester owners must submit an affidavit
The Agriculture Secretary directed the district officials to hold a meeting of Inter-departmental District Level Working Group on Crop Residue Management. He said that details of combine harvesters as per panchayat are available from District Agriculture Officer. Before harvesting, the District Magistrate should hold a meeting with the harvester owner operators and warn them not to burn crop residue. An affidavit must be obtained from the combine harvester owner operator for non-burning of crop residue. To promote crop residue management through hoarding.