Paddy Farmers should refrain from setting fire to mounds after harvesting

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Staff Reporter
Rawalpindi

Spokesman of Agriculture Department, Punjab has said that special teams of Agriculture Department are carrying out operations on setting fire to crop fields across the province and in this regard, District Administration is being reported for further legal action.

Spokesman added that so far 1,800 crop residue burning incidents have been reported across the province and 795 FIRs have been registered against the perpetrators and District Administration has now fine Rs 35 lakh has also been imposed on these persons.

So far, 1,033 Kabota Rice Harvesters have been provided to the paddy farmers at 80% subsidy for the disposal of paddy residue through modern machinery across the province, with the help of which the paddy husks can be disposed of without setting fire.

The spokesperson said that burning of paddy husks not only damages the organic matter on the surface of the soil and affects the fertility of the soil but also the smoke from it causes traffic accidents and loss of human lives.

The burning of paddy husks not only damages the organic matter on the surface of the soil and also affects the fertility of the soil.

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