Centre to earmark Rs. 1,000 crore for curbing stubble burning
To tackle the air pollution problem due to stubble burning in Delhi and other neighbouring states of Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, the Centre has planned to allocate Rs. 1,000 crore in the upcoming budget. The decision has been taken to make the air in the national capital smog free and more breathable during winters. Here's more.
Centre to provide subsidies to farmers to purchase machines
According to reports, the Centre has also decided to provide subsidies to farmers, so that they can purchase machines that will help them with farm residues. A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta, additional Solicitor General Nadkarni said that the farmers will be supplied with machines like Happy Seeder and Rotavators by end of September before the harvesting season.
Budget allocated will be spent on various schemes
The budget allocation will be spent on various schemes that will keep the sources of air pollution in check. "A subsidy of 50 per cent of the purchase price will be given to farmers willing to buy the machines, while farmer groups or gram panchayats will be given a subsidy of 75 per cent of the cost of the machinery," said a report.