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Delhi air pollution: Punjab expects 70% drop in stubble fires this season

Punjab is expecting not more than 12,000 stubble burning incidents this season, a reduction of about 70 per cent compared to last year, on the back of a "vigorous" awareness drive and distribution of crop residue management machinery, an official said.

 
 
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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