29 October 2023, Chandigarh: Director, Agriculture, and Farmers Welfare Department Dr. Narhari Singh Banger said that the state government is making every possible effort to prevent incidents of burning of crop residue. In this direction, farmers are being provided subsidies ranging from 50 to 80 percent on agricultural equipment for managing crop residues. Additionally, farmers will receive a financial incentive of Rs.1,000 per acre.
Dr. Narhari Singh Banger was presiding over the meeting of agricultural equipment manufacturers at the Central Soil Salinity Research Institute, Karnal today. During the meeting, discussions were held to ensure the timely availability of agricultural machinery provided under the grant scheme.
Dr. Narhari Singh Banger directed agricultural equipment manufacturers to make agricultural equipment available to farmers at a minimum price with transparency. Additionally, directions were given to use laser cutting and GPS installation on machines to ensure transparency. He said that this year, the incidents of burning of crop residues in the state have decreased compared to the previous year.
He stated that the availability of agricultural equipment at a minimum price and on time is being ensured for farmers, enabling the prevention of crop residue incidents. He emphasised that any irregularities or overcharging farmers would be dealt with firmly by the department.
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