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‘Report stubble burning cases within 30 minutes’

first_imgHaryana Environment Minister Vipul Goel on Tuesday said that the government, in an attempt to curb pollution, has directed local officials to report instances of stubble burning within 30 minutes. Gram sachivs and patwaris have been directed to bring such violations during the harvesting season to the notice of concerned Deputy Commissioners immediately.“In case they fail to do so without sufficient cause, it will be treated as dereliction of duty,” said Mr. Goel, while replying to a question during the ongoing budget session here. The Minister also informed that the Haryana State Pollution Control Board has engaged the Haryana Space Application Centre to monitor crop residue burning activities through satellite imagery on a daily basis.“Also SMS alerts regarding incidents of stubble burning are sent to the Deputy Commissioners, the agriculture department and HSPCB officers. Regular monitoring and review meetings are held at the government level to review the situation,” he said, adding that the regional officers of the HSPCB are submitting daily reports on the number of such incidents detected and the amount of penalty imposed and collected.last_img

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