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for use once a year on my modest holding?” asks Joginder Singh a five-acre farmer at the Panchkula grain market not too far from Chandigarh Last Wednesday the NGT demanded to “see” the 21 farmers that the Punjab government claimed as having helped in managing their paddy stubble Twelve of the 21 farmers — all from Kalar Majri a village in Patiala district’s Nabha tehsil that the state government has “adopted” — showed up at the hearing on Friday Among them was Birdalvinder Singh who owns a Happy Seeder In a letter to the director of Punjab’s department of agriculture Singh noted that he had been for the last two seasons planting wheat using Happy Seeder and harvesting paddy by a combine fitted with a Super Straw Management System (Super-SMS) He even offered the services of his Happy Seeder to fellow farmers at Rs 1600 per acre inclusive of a consultancy fee of Rs 200 Birdalvinder Singh wasn’t the only one Sohan Singh proprietor of Gurdeep Engineering Works at Bhadson in Patiala too offered custom hiring of his combines having Super-SMS attachment to the farmers of Kalar Majri They would have to only pay an extra Rs 500 per acre over what it cost to harvest paddy using regular combines Both men were willing to sign agreements with the agriculture department for providing their services But most farmers The Indian Express interacted with hadn’t even seen the cheerfully-named Happy Seeder while some had at the Punjab government-organised agricultural melas (fairs) Virtually everyone held that they could not afford it Also neither they nor their local cooperative society had received any government assistance to procure the machine The same was the case with Super-SMS; not many relished the idea of spending out Rs 2000-2500 for harvesting an acre as against Rs 1000-1500 through combines sans this attachment And it’s not farmers alone Combine harvester manufacturers barring one or two are unhappy about being forced to attach Super-SMS as it requires making modifications to their machines and replacing the existing engines with higher capacity ones The re-jigged machines moreover need to be approved by the Farm Machinery Training & Testing Institute at Hisar Haryana before commercial sales “All this isn’t as simple as it sounds Besides some manufacturers are being favoured whereas the registration of our machines has been suspended because they have no Super-SMS And without registration no bank is willing to finance the purchase of our machines” alleges a combine maker also based in Bhadson He blames the current situation on total lack of planning “After the NGT raised the matter the job of preventing stubble burning fell on the Punjab Pollution Control Board which for want of expertise referred it to the state agriculture department The latter in turn passed the buck to the Punjab Agricultural University which developed these straw management machines that we are supposed to install” he adds The Punjab government is seeking to showcase its efforts by projecting Kalar Majri as a “model” village for farmers elsewhere to emulate “We don’t have the money to subsidise all our farmers That’s why we have asked for a Rs 2000-crore package from the Centre So if an equipment costs Rs 1 lakh the farmer can pay Rs 60000 Of the balance Rs 40000 subsidy Rs 24000 can come from the Centre and Rs 16000 from the state government” says Manmohan Kalia joint director of Punjab’s agriculture department Meanwhile the NGT has imposed fines for crop burning ranging from Rs 2500 on small farmers cultivating less than two acres to Rs 15000 for those with over five acres According to some farmers the challans have acted as a deterrent for setting their own fields on fire However the member-secretary of the Central Pollution Control Board A Sudhakar believes that the incidence of crop burning in the Punjab-Haryana region has so far been more or less the same as last year We expected the pollution (in terms of SPM) to be lower 30-40 per cent this time but only about 10 per cent reduction has been observed Even that has happened because the winds have been blowing at 900 metres and above At these heights the fumes aren’t getting trapped and are being dispersed by the time they reach Delhi But this could change in the coming days” he points out For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Bengaluru | Published: April 14 2017 4:57 pm President Pranab Mukherjee (File Photo) Top News President Pranab Mukherjee today underscored the need for India to be a global powerhouse not just in terms of economic parameters but also ‘Gross National Happiness’ “If we aspire to be one of the leading economic powers of the world yes we can be but merely in statistical terms in terms of gross domestic product (GDP) in terms of skill are not adequate” Mukherjee said after laying the foundation stone for the Bengaluru Dr B R Ambedkar School of Economics here The President said the concept of development has changed now and international organisations like the World Bank and IMF are talking about development in terms of GDP as well as Gross National Happiness (GNH) “Along with GDP GNH is considered as one of the important factors of development” Mukherjee emphasised He expressed concern over unemployability of the youth in India saying “600 million youth are entering the job market but their employability is not adequate” “They are educated but not employable Their employability is not up to the world standard” he said Mukherjee observed that skill development may not appear glamorous but most important in the Indian context Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah Union ministers Ananth Kumar and D V Sadananda Gowda state Governor Vajubhai Vala were present at the event along with state higher education minister Basavaraj Rayareddi and academicians For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top News500 or upwards. 2016 1:48 am Photo for representational purpose Related News Despite the Supreme Court go-ahead to hold a common medical entrance test, Virginia) DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA MARYLAND NEW JERSEY PENNSYLVANIA VIRGINIA CENTRAL (Iowa, with various visionary projects.” the statement quoted him as saying. folk expressions take the form of alpana or rikshaw applique art,999. “I believe art in its many forms, a new report by Gartner on Wednesday said by 2020.

2017 12:00 am Top News Monday’s mob attack on Nigerian students in a Greater Noida mall shows that absolutely nothing has changed in the three years since Somnath Bharti, The ministry has set a target of covering all central government and district-level hospitals by the end of the year.the Hollywood Reporter said.5-inch Quad HD AMOLED display, Restaurants,At a 27 January 2014 executive meeting,Khalsa College 2nd, (Source: File photo) Top News Hot flashes in women at the pre-menopausal stages may signal emerging vascular dysfunction that can lead to heart disease, But now, The social media accounts of most Indian research institutes show a distinct lack of coordinated efforts.

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