Officer No. Farmers forcibly burning stubble in Punjab.Image Credit source: twitter
A shocking video has surfaced from Bathinda, Punjab, which has increased the tension of the government. This has raised a big question mark on the administration’s preparedness to deal with a serious problem like stubble burning. On Saturday, the officers who came to stop the burning of stubble were taken hostage by the farmers and then forced to burn the stubble by the hands of the officers. The police have registered a case against the farmers in this matter.
In this matter, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann informed about registering a case. Bathinda police station Nahiyawala has registered a case under section 183/23 u/s 353, 186, 342, 506, 149 IPC.
Let us tell you that the air of Delhi has become very poisonous. One reason for this is stubble burning. The stubble burning in Punjab is also believed to have a big role in making Delhi’s air so poisonous. This problem is not new, rather than ending, it is increasing day by day.
Farmers caught openly burning stubble on TV9 camera
Dear Punjabi, what paths did you take?? .. The government employee went with the message not to burn stubble but started fire from it.. Guru Sahib ji gave the rank of Guru to Hawa. Begin to eliminate oxygen pic.twitter.com/JHzshx4fhs
— Bhagwant Mann (@BhagwantMann) November 4, 2023
TV9 Bharatvarsh’s cameras caught farmers openly burning stubble in the fields in Banur area of Mohali, Punjab. As soon as the information was received that stubble was being set on fire by farmers in Burj Mahama village of Bhatinda, Punjab, the administration officials reached the spot and kept appealing to the farmers to extinguish the fire.
The farmers strongly protested against the government team and put pressure on the government official who came to extinguish the fire and again set the remaining stubble on fire. Now the video of this entire incident has gone viral.
After the video went viral, the Punjab government has also become strict. Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann tweeted that the air has been given sacred status by Guru Sahiban and in this way, it is very unfortunate for the officer who arrived to stop the stubble burning to set fire to the stubble and the Punjab government has registered an FIR in this matter. Going to do.
What did the opposition say on the video?
Regarding the increase in stubble, Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal accused Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal of double talk. Badal said that during the election campaign in Punjab, Kejriwal had said that he has made such a chemical in Delhi, due to which there will be no need to burn the stubble and the stubble will melt inside the field and become manure.
Bhagwant Mann had also said during the election campaign that we will manage Punjab’s stubble properly, but that was all a lie. These people say one thing and do something else.
The problem of stubble in Punjab is not new. Such cases come to light every year. The cases of stubble burning have started increasing continuously since November 1 in Punjab. This is the time when paddy harvesting is in its final stages and in such a situation, farmers consider burning the stubble in a hurry to plant the next crop a better option.
Why do farmers burn stubble?
On Friday, 1551 cases of stubble burning were registered in Punjab. In the last three days alone, 5140 cases of stubble burning have been reported in Punjab, which is 40% of the cases of stubble burning in Punjab so far. The number of stubble burning cases in Punjab has increased to 12813. There has been a 150% increase in stubble burning in Punjab in the last three days alone.
From September 15 to October 31, there were a total of 7673 cases of stubble burning in Punjab, which have now increased to around 13000 in three days. 1921 cases were reported in Punjab on 1 November, 1668 on 2 November and 1551 cases on 3 November.
In such a situation, there is a possibility of increase in the cases of stubble burning in the coming days. The way the stubble is burning in the last phase of the paddy harvesting season. The dangerous smoke coming out from it is creating trouble for the climate of NCR including Delhi.
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