Stubble burning will not be a “political situation” and the states ought to work in the direction of curbing it, he stated.
The minister stated that the PUSA decomposer, created by the agricultural analysis organisation ICAR, is useful in decreasing stubble burning and urged state governments and farmers to make use of extra of those equipments.
“Regardless of offering crores of rupees and a pair of lakh machines, stubble burning incidents are rising and it’s a reason behind concern,” Tomar stated in his tackle at a day-long occasion on ‘Pusa decomposer’.
“Since 2018-19, the Central authorities has offered Rs 3,138 crore to 4 states Punjab, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana for the administration of stubble burning. Out of which, greater than Rs 1,400 crore has been given to Punjab, Rs 900 crore to Haryana, Rs 713 crore to Uttar Pradesh and Rs 6-7 crore to Delhi,” he stated.
Some states, particularly Uttar Pradesh and Haryana have carried out good work and are transferring in the direction of a constructive course, he added.
“At the moment, it was stated that had decomposer machines been deployed, stubble burning would have been successfully managed. Thereafter, about two lakh machines had been made obtainable to the states,” he stated.
If the states are dedicated, these two lakh machines can help in decreasing stubble burning, Tomar stated reporters exterior the occasion.
Inputs from PTI