Punjab government appoints nodal officers to curb stubble burning - The Hindu - 28/09/2020

The Chief Minister of Punjab has appealed to farmers not to burn crop residue because the practice could make the situation worse helping COVID-19 to spread, besides causing pollution.

The Punjab Government has appointed 8,000 nodal officers in villages that grow paddy.

Over 23,000 crop residue management machines are being given to farmers for on-site management of straw.

Steps are being taken to sensitize the farmers to the problem.

As part of the strategy, the state government is advancing crop residue management machines to farmers (individually or in groups or through cooperative societies) at a subsidy of 50%-80%.

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