Punjab Government to provide Rs300 crore aid to tackle stubble-burning - ECAS Punjab

Punjab Government to provide Rs300 crore aid to tackle stubble-burning

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Chandigarh, August 2

In order to restrain farmers from burning crop residue, the state government has decided to provide subsidy worth Rs 300 crore (ranging from 50 per cent to 80 per cent) to agriculturists for purchasing 23,500 agro-machines/farm equipment for the management of stubble during the 2020 kharif season.

Additional Chief Secretary (Development) Anirudh Tiwari said the state government has invited applications from farmers to provide subsidy for purchasing paddy residue management machines.

Tiwari said these machines would be given to 7,000 farmers, 5,000 cooperative societies, panchayats and farmers groups to make “Punjab clean, green and pollution free”. Subsidy to individual farmers would be given at the rate of 50 per cent of cost of the machine and the same would be 80 per cent in case of societies and farmer groups.

The state government had already provided over 51,000 such machines to farmers with a subsidy component of Rs 480 crore in the last two years. — TNS



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