Lucknow: Commissioner, Cane and Sugar, Shri Sanjay R. Bhoosreddy has asked explanatin of District Cane Officers of Saharanpur, Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Shahjahanpur, Lakhimpur Kheri, Sitapur, Kushinagar and Maharajganj districts, on receiving information of certain incidents of burning of dry cane leaves. Along with this, instructions have been given to run extensive campaigns to make farmers aware in this regard.
Shri Bhoosreddy, has also directed all the District Cane Officers, Deputy Cane Commissioners and sugar mills of the state to aware the farmers through Farmers Seminar and Farmer Fair, Pamphlets, Wall Paintings, Newspapers and by Doordarshan regarding in effects of burning dry leaves. Instructions have also been given to provide RMD, trash mulcher through farm machinery banks. Farmers has been informed about prohibition of burning crop residue by the government by exercising power under sub-section-5 of section 19 of the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981, and it has also been emphasized to warn them against burning dry leaves.
It is also noteworthy that as a result of departmental efforts, the incidence of burning of dry sugarcane leaves and crop residues has decreased considerably this year as compared to previous years and the department is fully prepared to stop it.