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Friday, 30 October 2020

New pollution law to harm farmers, alleges Maluka

Chandigarh, October 29

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has criticised a new law brought through an ordinance by the Centre Government that has a provision for Rs 1 crore fine and imprisonment of up to five years for causing pollution.

SAD Kisan wing head Sikander Singh Maluka said though the Centre government had brought the ordinance to tackle the problem of air pollution in the Delhi-NCR region, but it would have ramifications all over the country. "It seems the BJP-led NDA government aims to use this law to harass farmers who are protesting against the Central farm Acts already," Maluka said.

He said the pollution in the Delhi-NCR region was mainly vehicular and industrial and the Delhi and Central governments had been wrongly blaming Punjab farmers for causing the smog by burning the paddy residue. "This allegation is wrong. Several studies in Punjab have already proved it," said Maluka. — TNS



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