Thanking the farmers for bringing down the Stubble
burning incidents, Shri Parshottam Rupala Union Minister of State for
Agriculture & Farmers Welfare requested further support and ideas from the
farmers to ensure zero burning in all the villages.
the National Conference on Crop Residue Management for the farmers from the
states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh & Delhi the Minister said that
success stories from these States should be shared with all farmers.
Farmers shared experiences
The Minister expressed his immense pleasure after
listening to the good experiences shared by farmers and requested them to
sensitize other farmers about learning from the Conference. Several farmers
shared experiences and suggestions during the Conference, more than 1000
farmers attended from the 4 states.
This conference was organized in collaboration with
ICAR in order to address concerns of farmers and State Governments. The straw
burning events in 2018 have reduced by 15% and 41% as compared to that in 2017
and 2016 respectively, as per the report of the High Power Committee Chaired by
Dr. Nagesh Singh.
20 farmers honoured for their valuable
contribution in management of crop residue
During the Conference, 20 farmers from Punjab, Haryana
and Uttar Pradesh were honoured for their valuable contribution in management
of crop residue by using identified agricultural machinery, as well motivating
other farmers of their village for in-situ management of crop residue to stop
the straw burning.
The Minister also launched a multilingual Mobile App
“CHC Farm Machinery” for the farmers to avail the custom hiring services of
CHCs located in the radius of 50 Kms. This app connects the farmers with Custom
Hiring Service Centres in their area. This app can be downloaded on any android
phone from Google Play Store.