Punjab

PSGSC HAILS DIRECTIONS TO EXPLORE WAYS TO USE PADDY STRAW AS FODDER

September 14, 2021 09:25 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

Punjab State Gau Sewa Commission (PSGSC) Chairman Mr. Sachin Sharma appreciated the state government led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh for issuing directions to the Animal Husbandry Department to find out the modalities for using paddy straw as fodder for the cattle kept in the Gaushalas. 

AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT SANCTIONS 31970 AGRI-MACHINES FOR PADDY STRAW MANAGEMENT SO FAR:  Under the Crop Residue Management (CRM) scheme for providing agri-machinery to the farmers before commencing of paddy harvesting season, the Punjab Agriculture & Farmers' Welfare Department has sanctioned 31,970 agri-machinery/equipments for individual farmers, Primary Agriculture Cooperatives Societies (PACS), Panchayats and Customer Hiring Centres (CHCs) so far.

Director Agriculture Sukhdev Singh Sidhu said that the department has already given approval to 10297 applications till date, received from PACS, Panchayats, CHCs registered under Farmers Societies and individual farmers for purchasing of 31970 agri-machines/equipments to combat the menace of stubble burning. He further said that the department has issued sanctions under five phases for purchasing paddy straw management machines/equipments by which 10023 machines sanctioned for individual farmers 15498 machines for CHCs, 5543 for Panchayats, 906 for PACS on 50% to 80% subsidy thus taking total number approved machines to 31970 till date.

 
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