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Monday, 2 November 2020

200 farmers to get Rs 9L for not burning paddy

Tribune News Service

Ambala, November 1

Over 200 farmers in Ambala are set to receive an incentive of Rs 9 lakh from the state government for not burning paddy residue over 900 acres.

Their claims were approved at the first meeting of district-level executive committee (DLEC) that was held by Deputy Commissioner Ashok Sharma here on Wednesday.

As per a government order, an incentive of Rs 1,000 per acre is to be given on ex-situ measures. The incentive will be released on furnishing the proof of sale of bales to industry.

Farmers will also be provided with the incentive if they store stubble bales in the space provided by the gram panchayat. Deputy Director, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Department, Girish Nagpal said, “Over 200 farmers, who had managed the paddy on the community level in Ugara and Bara villages, are set to get an incentive of Rs 9 lakh. The farmers will get the incentive in their accounts within a week. The state has allocated Rs 1 crore to Ambala for this purpose.”

The farmers who will raise claims will get Rs 1,000 per acre on production of sale bill of bales to industry or end user. Director General, Agriculture Department, Vijay Singh Dahiya had visited both the villages on October 22. He had instructed for the completion of the verification process for the farmers whose paddy residues have been converted into bales and provide incentive to them without delay.

The state has allotted Rs 12.7 crore under the state scheme for management of crop residue for utilisation during this financial year. Districts including Kurukshetra, Karnal, Jind, Kaithal, Fatehabad, Sirsa, Ambala, Sonepat, Yamunanagar, and Hisar have been allocated Rs 1 crore each. Rohtak, Panipat, Palwal, and Jhajjar have been allocated Rs 50 lakh each. Charkhi Dadri, Bhiwani, Mewat, Rewari, Faridabad, Gurugram and Panchkula have been allocated Rs 10 lakh each.

from The Tribune

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