Mon. Feb 26th, 2024

Chandigarh-Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Rajya Sabha MP from Punjab, Dr. Sandeep Pathak, raised the difficulty of stubble in Parliament on Thursday and appealed to the Central Government to cooperate with the Punjab Government for an answer.

 Addressing Rajya Sabha, Dr. Pathak stated that we frequently blame farmers for burning stubble, whereas some farmers burn stubble not out of passion however out of compulsion.  Governments are clearly liable for this.

He stated that the most important resolution to cease stubble burning is that the federal government ought to present correct monetary help to the farmers.  The Punjab authorities has proposed to present Rs 1000 per acre to the farmers of the state for stubble and has appealed to the Center to present Rs 1500 per acre for this.  If the Center agrees to the Punjab Government, then farmers will get Rs 2500 per acre and this downside will likely be solved quickly.

Another resolution to the stubble downside is crop diversification.  He stated that the MSP of different Kharif crops could be very low in comparison with paddy, subsequently farmers choose to domesticate paddy solely.  The Punjab authorities has stated that the distinction between the MSP of different crops and paddy will likely be compensated by the state authorities.  If the Central Government additionally brings a plan to equalize MSP and implements it from this yr itself, then good outcomes will likely be seen.

Environment Minister Bhupendra Yadav answered the pathak’s questions and rejected the Punjab authorities’s demand of Rs 1500.  Sandeep Pathak disagreed together with his reply and stated that we’re not glad with the minister’s reply.

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