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Posted at: May 17, 2018, 2:04 AM; last updated: May 17, 2018, 2:04 AM (IST)

Despite warning burning of wheat stubble continues

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, May 16

It seems that no lessons have been learnt from the last season when problems gripped the whole region due to the high level of pollution caused by burning of paddy straw.

Despite strict ban imposed by the state government on burning wheat stubble and repeated appeals by the administration, government and non-governmental organisations the practice continues unabated in fields of the area.

Even the warning issued by the Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner (DC), Pradeep Agrawal, to farmers to not burn wheat stubble, has not yielded desired results.

With harvesting of wheat almost complete, farmers are busy preparing their fields for cultivating the next crop. But a majority of them have been opting to burn the wheat stubble in order to prepare their fields for the cultivation of the next crop.

Meanwhile, the Ludhiana DC was not available for his comments despite repeated attempts to contact him.


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