Punjab farmers to file PIL in High Court against NGT's ban to burn stubble

President of Bharatiya Kisan Union Balbir Singh Rajewal on Saturday said that he will file a PIL in Punjab and Haryana High Court against the government and NGT.

Punjab farmers to file PIL in High Court against NGT's ban to burn stubble
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President of Bharatiya Kisan Union Balbir Singh Rajewal on Saturday said that he will file a PIL in Punjab and Haryana High Court against the government and NGT.

Balbir says that he will file a PIL against NGT's decision to ban the burning of stubble, news agency ANI reported.

Speaking on the ban, Balbir said that the farmers have no alternative other than burning stubble. He added that it will continue.

"The farmers have no alternative, so stubble burning will continue," Singh said.

Accusing NGT and the government of not understanding the situation, Singh added that NGT and government both penalises the farmers.

Singh said that NGT had asked to provide machinery and then penalise the farmers if they burn stubble. "The government is penalising us but not providing machinery," he added.  

"Why did NGT not consider the scientific angle of the matter that microbes and rats which are harmful to crops, won't be burnt now?" Singh added.

Deputy Commissioner of Ludhiana Pradeep Kumar said that according to the available information, appropriate numbers of machineries have been ordered. 

Kumar said, "As per the information available with us, there was a requirement for 550 machineries and we have already ordered 540-545 machineries."

"350 machineries have been delivered & 290-300 subsidies have also been released," Kumar added.

(With Agency Inputs)

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