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Nitish Kumar tells Bihar officials to discourage stubble burning ‘with out resorting to punishment’

Patna: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Monday expressed grave misfortune over the be conscious of burning stubble gaining currency among farmers of the whisper and requested high officials to assess the misfortune by aerial surveys and clutch deterrent measures with out taking recourse to punitive action.

Addressing a operate in Patna, Kumar wired on the need for correct communication with farmers, being attentive to their concerns, and apprising them of the harms of stubble farming and the governments incentives for different exercise of the within the good buy of stalks.

The manager minister said, farmers ought to be taught that the authorities used to be offering a subsidy of 75 p.c, which went up to 80 p.c for those belonging to the SCs and STs, in direction of get rid of of implements esteem rotory mulcher, straw reaper, straw baler and reaper cum binder.

He said, the exercise of those would succor the farmers discontinuance away with stubble burning, which brought about air pollution and soil erosion, whereas bettering their agricultural income since what’s mostly regarded as farm waste will be recycled and establish to exercise for manufacturing many gadgets.

Kumar, who currently won his fourth consecutive term in energy, recalled with fear the rampant stubble burning he came to scrutinize whereas he used to be touring the whisper as phase of the election campaign.

“I even private requested the chief secretary to comprehend officials concerned alongside and behavior a scrutinize by helicopter to title areas where the be conscious has taken roots. Please are attempting to persuade the unsuitable farmers. I’m now not talking about any punitive action”, the chief minister emphasised.

He used to be addressing a operate where “jalvaay ke anurup krishi” (local climate orderly agriculture) used to be launched for the total whisper.

One among the 11 substances of his governments anti- local climate trade “Jal Jeevan Hariyali” campaign, which has been lauded by internationally significant figures esteem Invoice Gates, local climate orderly agriculture used to be on the beginning launched in eight districts of the whisper closing year as a pilot project.
On Monday, the 2nd allotment of local climate orderly agriculture used to be launched in these districts whereas for the closing 30, it used to be the commencement of the predominant allotment.

The manager minister remarked with pride that Bihar’s are attempting to total its bit in combating local climate trade has been talked about within the United Countries and exhorted officials to work with the spirit of “environment an example sooner than the area”.

The operate used to be addressed, among others, by deputy chief ministers Tar Kishore Prasad and Renu Devi, and the ministers for water resources and agriculture Vijay Kumar Chaudhary and Amarendra Pratap Singh respectively.

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