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Saturday, 3 October 2020

Farm fires: Legal action likely against 11 farmers

Tribune News Service

Karnal, October 2

The Kaithal Agriculture Department has recommended action against 11 farmers for alleged stubble burning.

Kaithal Deputy Commissioner Sujan Singh said: "The department has written to the Regional Officer of Haryana Pollution Control Board for the legal action."

He said burning of stubble was prohibited in the state and action would be taken against those found involved in the illegal act that led to pollution. He said the defaulter might be jailed for six months or slapped a fine of up to Rs 15,000 or both under Section 188 of the IPC. The DC said 496 custom hiring centres (CHCs) had been established in the district for the management of stubble. As many as 145 centres are in Ghula block, 101 in Siwan block, 106 in Kaithal block, 18 in Dhand block, 44 each in Pundri and Rajond block, and 38 in Kalayat block.

from The Tribune

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