The District Administration has pulled its' socks up to contain the incidents of stubble burning in the district. Deputy Commissioner Aashika Jain after holding a meeting with farmers on Saturday, today, pushed the Sub Divisional Magistrates and other officers to the field to check the optimum utilisation of CRM Machinery available with the societies and individuals besides Coordinating with the cooperative societies, panchayats and farmers who have been sanctioned CRM Machinery after draw of lots a few days back.
Deputy Commissioner Aashika Jain said, "We have been requesting the farmers not to set the stubble on fire in Public and Environment interest. Besides, we are sensitising the farmers of the optimum use of Crop Residue Management Machinery available with the district." She further said that we have tied up with four front players of the district who have the consumption of stubble as a biofuel.
As they need long term storage of the procured stubble, we, in response, have offered him land banks for temporary storage of rakes, added Aashika Jain. She said that we got a demand of 87 acres of temporary storage site from these units and the department of Rural Development and Panchayats has been arranging the land as per their demand.
Moreover to provide a suitable measure to manage the stubble, we arranged a number of balers for making the bales. Though, there are a few reports of burning incidents but we are doing our best to stop the bad practice of setting stubble on fire. Today, SDM Mohali Chandrajyoti Singh visited Ramgarh urf Buta Singh Wala to have a meeting with the farmers, SDM Kharar Ravinder Singh Fatehpur Thehdi to promote the use of newly procured Baler of farmer Avtar Singh and village Ghogan, SDM Derabassi Himanshu Gupta visited Paragpur to overcome the issue of setting stubble on fire and Assistant Commissioner (under trainee Davy Goyal monitored the dumping site for temporary storage at Pandwala and Nachiketa Unit.
Further, 98 Nodal Officers under the supervision of 38 cluster officers have been deputed to monitor the district amid the reports of burning incidents. The Deputy Commissioner once again made an appeal to the farmers to avoid the Stubble burning instead manage it by the use of in-situ or ex-situ procedures with the help of Crop Residue Management Machinery.