Subsidised equipments for farmers

Punjab is gearing up to curtail stubble burning during the ensuing paddy harvesting season. The State government has asked its officials to ensure timely supply of subsidised farm equipment to the farmers or face disciplinary action.

Punjab’s Agriculture Secretary Kahan Singh Pannu has instructed that agriculture equipments must be delivered to the farmers before the harvesting season begins, which is usually around September-end.

Pointing out that the equipment manufacturers had already signed a MOU with the Centre to provide these implements to the farmers on time, he said “if these agencies fail to honour their commitment, then they could be blacklisted”.

Source: September 14, 2018, The Hindu