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Thursday, 22 October 2020

1.75L tonnes of stubble bought in Haryana

Chandigarh, October 21

Around 1.75 lakh tonnes paddy stubble has been purchased this year by biomass plants and it has been proposed to purchase 8.58 lakh tonnes stubble during the entire season in the state.

This was revealed here today during a review meeting chaired by Chief Principal Secretary to CM DS Dhesi.

The government has already made provisions to allocate Rs 152 crore to provide machinery for stubble management at subsidised rates of up to 80 per cent through the custom hiring centres. Besides, 50 per cent subsidy for such machines will be provided to each farmer. A provision of Rs 216.21 crore has been made this year for it.

At the meeting, it was informed that 24,705 stubble management machines, including straw balers, hay-racks and super cutters, were made available last year, whereas the bills of about 13,000 machines have been uploaded this year. In addition to this, the number of custom hiring centres will increase from 1,031 to 3,831.

The compensation of about Rs 1,000 per acre for stubble management is already being provided to farmers.

In addition, a memorandum of understanding has been signed with the Indian Oil Corporation, Panipat, to set up an ethanol gas plant. Along with this, 66 MoUs have been signed so far with other oil companies for compressed biogas plants, which will generate a total gas capacity of 353.56 tonnes gas per day.

It was also informed that photos related to stubble burning are taken from Haryana Space Applications Centre (HARSEK) twice a day. — TNS



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