In a bid to combat the issue of stubble burning and tackle pollution during the winter season, Haryana Chief Secretary Sanjeev Kaushal issued a series of crucial directives.
Collaborative Effort Across Departments
Kaushal emphasized the need for a collaborative approach involving officers from the agriculture and police departments. This cooperation is to be established at various administrative levels, including district, block, and village levels.
No Tolerance Policy on Stubble Burning
During a meeting in Chandigarh to review measures against stubble burning, Chief Secretary Kaushal firmly declared a no-tolerance policy. He insisted that strict penalties must be imposed on those responsible for stubble burning. Moreover, officers displaying negligence in their duties should also face penalties.
Transparency and Deterrence Through Publication
To ensure transparency and act as a deterrent, Kaushal instructed that the names of offenders, along with their respective villages, be published in newspapers. This measure aims to dissuade individuals from resorting to stubble burning as a method of waste disposal.
Ambitious Target for Straw Management
The Chief Secretary revealed the state’s ambitious goal for 2023: effectively managing approximately 37 lakh tonnes of paddy straw.
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