Farm­ers who burn stub­ble may lose weapon li­cense: Fate­habad DC

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - - HTPUNJAB - HT Cor­re­spon­dent

HISAR : Even af­ter sev­eral at­tempts by the state govern­ment and lo­cal ad­min­is­tra­tion to con­trol stub­ble burn­ing in Haryana, there has been no sub­stan­tial de­cline in the same, es­pe­cially in Hisar re­gion.

Taking a note of this, the Fate­habad deputy com­mis­sioner (DC) told me­di­a­per­sons that farm­ers may lose their weapon li­cense if any farmer was found burn­ing paddy stub­ble in Fate­habad area.

The Hisar pol­lu­tion con­trol depart­ment so far no­ticed more than 2,500 ac­tive fire lo­ca­tions in the Hisar re­gion, which in­cludes districts Sirsa, Fate­habad and Hisar, from Oc­to­ber 3 to November 9, and most of the cases of stub­ble burn­ing are com­ing from Sirsa and Fate­habad districts.

DC JK Ab­hir said, “The to­tal area of paddy in Fate­habad is 1.18 lakh hectare. Though the stub­ble burn­ing cases re­duced this time as com­para­red to last year, still the farm­ers are in­volved in the prac­tice.”

“We have asked our teams to iden­tify such farm­ers who are in­volved in burn­ing stub­ble and to make a de­tail re­port of them. There are about 10,000 arms li­cense in Fate­habad district. If the team iden­ti­fies that the farmer who is hav­ing an arms li­cense is in­volved in burn­ing of stub­ble, the ad­min­is­tra­tion may con­sider to start process of can­celling the arms li­cense and may also con­sider to not to re­new the same,” the deputy com­mis­sioner said.

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