Breaking: Farmers in Punjab protest ban on stubble burning

Chennai: Farmers in Sangrur’s Daska village on Thursday burnt stubble to protest  Government’s order of banning the practice. The farmers also demanded subsidy for the implementation of the ban.

The protesting farmers lashed out at the government for not making proper provision before implementing the order and asserted that substitute to stubble burning is expensive machinery, which is not a possibility for debt-ridden farmers.

“Is it only about pollution in Delhi? We have children too and it is as harmful to them as anyone else. Stubble burning is for the betterment of land, and we will continue till our demands are met,” a protesting farmer.

 

Representative image:(Reuters)

-Alisha