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Ludhiana, October 8
To spread awareness of the stubble burning and coronavirus safety protocols, the Ludhiana district administration has installed hoardings and pasted posters in the villages and grain markets to sensitize people.
Giving details about the initiative, Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma said that these steps have been taken to keep the city free of stubble burning and coronavirus during paddy procurement operations.
Varinder Kumar Sharma said that these were effective measures to educate the public and farmers about stubble burning. Also, the major motive was to spread awareness among the people about the precautions t be taken from coronavirus.
He said that this extensive awareness drive is being undertaken by the administration in the villages and grain markets so that all farmers shun the practice of stubble burning.
He added the administration is making strenuous efforts to eliminate the stubble burning and appealed to farmers to adopt crop residue management with the help of equipment on which subsidies are being given.
Sharma said that to decongest the grain markets for smooth paddy procurement amidst COVID- 19, the administration has increased the purchase centres in the district by marking additional procurement centres along with existing 108-grain markets.