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Insight: The burning truth - as farmers set fire to fields, Delhi braces for choking smog

Hours after a mechanised harvester chugged through the rice paddy, flames and a thick plume of black smoke rose into the twilight sky in Haryana as farmers burned the residue to prepare for the next season's planting.

 
 
A draft 'Punjab State Farmers' Policy', put out for stakeholder consultations by PSFC identifies over a dozen key areas where government attention is necessary.
The act lays special emphasis on protecting the interests of the farmers, considering them as weaker of the two parties entering into a contract.

Swaraj Abhiyan's move will put pressure on the Central Government, which is trying expand the MSP system to more agricultural crops.

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