Mathura : Farmers burning stubble would face punitive action since it not only pollutes the environment but also re leases methane , sulphur dioxide and other toxic gases causing skin disease , heart problems , cancer etc , a senior official said .
“While an awareness programm including familiarising the farmers with the nutritive value of stubble has started on September 26. It is going on in a geometrical progression in the district as the farmers themselves are educating other farmers . The violators have been warned of punitive action , ” District Magistrate Pulkit Khare said on Sunday .
He said the panchayat secretaries and lekhpals have been instructed to prepare a schedule of paddy harvesting in their area with the help of farmers for close watch on stubble movement . With the use of a device attached to the cutting ma chine , rice is separated , and side by side the residue spreads in the field of the farmer , officials said adding that spreading the urea after ploughing and slightly flooding the field once , will pave the way for ideal manure full of nutrients .