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SC Asks States About Arrangements Made to Prevent Stubble Burning

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he apex court docket has additionally requested the states involved to apprise it in regards to the situations of stubble burning within the earlier yr, its areas and in addition what number of farmers had been accountable.

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  • Last Updated: August 1, 2020, 12:07 PM IST

The Supreme Court has requested governments of Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan in regards to the preparations made by them for stopping stubble burning which is a supply of air pollution within the area.

The apex court docket has additionally requested the states involved to apprise it in regards to the situations of stubble burning in earlier yr, its areas and in addition what number of farmers had been accountable in order that “special arrangements” might be made prematurely for these areas.

“With respect to stubble burning, we would like to hear, by virtual hearing, chief secretaries of Govt of NCT of Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan on the next date, as to what arrangement they have made for preventing stubble burning as the time is fast approaching when it is burnt,” a bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra stated. “Let it be disclosed, how many instances were there in the previous year and how many farmers were responsible and the locations identified with respect to stubble burning, be also indicated in the affidavit, as this year special arrangement is to be made in that area in advance by making proper planning,” the bench, additionally comprising Justices B R Gavai and Krishna Murari, stated.

The apex court docket handed the order whereas listening to the air pollution matter through which it’s coping with a number of features, together with that of stubble burning. The prime court docket stated it seems that some new expertise has been developed by AFC India Limited for dissolving the stubble in discipline itself and the states involved ought to file their response on this side in addition to steps which they suggest to take to forestall its burning.

“It appears that some new technology has been developed by the AFC India Limited (formerly known as Agricultural Finance Corporation Limited) for dissolving the stubble in the field itself by method of activation of mixed culture inoculation in farm, in the process of fertility of the field is also stated to be improved,” the bench famous in its order. “Let response be also filed of current state with respect to all arrangement done and the aforesaid technology by the states/Union Territories concerned,” it stated and posted the matter for listening to on August 10.

In November final yr, the apex court docket had expressed severe displeasure over the failure of state equipment in stopping stubble burning and stated that residents of Delhi-national capital area (NCR) had been “suffocating” attributable to air air pollution and folks can’t be left to die in a “gas chamber”.


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