Punjab government prepared an action plan of Rs 500 crore to stop stubble burning

The Punjab government has prepared an action plan with an outlay of Rs 500 crore to provide machinery to farmers and take other measures to curb stubble burning in the state, Agriculture Minister Gurmeet Singh Khudian said on Wednesday.

Khuddiyan said the agriculture department has received 21,511 applications from farmers, cooperatives and panchayats for getting subsidy on various crop residue management (CRM) machineries during Kharif season 2024.

Punjab Agriculture Minister said in a government statement that farmers have applied for 63,697 machines. He said farmers can avail 50 per cent subsidy on individual purchase of CRM equipment, while cooperatives and panchayats can avail 80 per cent subsidy.

Under this scheme, Super SMS, Super Seeder, Surface Seeder, Smart Seeder, Happy Seeder, Paddy Straw Chopper, Shredder, Mulcher, Hydraulic Reversible Mould Board Plough and Zero Till Drill for in-situ management and Baler and Rake implements in ex-situ machines are being made available on subsidy.

Khuddian said that 1,30,000 CRM machines have been made available to the farmers of Punjab from the year 2018-19 to 2023. He said that the Agriculture Department will also run a campaign to train farmers about the technology available for managing crop residues.

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