VIOLATORS CAN FACE FINE OR IMPRISONMENT- CHIEF AGRICULTURE OFFICE
Ludhiana, June 14, 2018: Taking initiative to make the farmers aware about the government’s advisory to sow the paddy after June 20, the deputy commissioner Pradeep Kumar Agrawal on Thursday flagged off four vans.
Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) (Development) Shena Aggarwal, ADC (General) Iqbal Singh Sandhu, ATMA project director Dr. Jaspreet Singh Khera and others were present.
Deputy Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Agrawal said that the vans will create awareness in 11 blocks of the district till June 19.
Apart from this, the vans will motivate the farmers to take the benefit of ATMA Farmers’ market, support diversification, judicious use of fertilizers and others, he added.
DC asked the agriculture department to use public address system installed at temples, Gurdwaras in the villages for the awareness.
He told that the sowing of paddy after June 20 will benefit in long terms as it will preserve the natural resources and make Punjab Healthiest.
Chief Agriculture Officer Dr. Baldev Singh told that those who will violate the government’s orders of sowing paddy after official date, can invite a fine worth Rs 10,000 and may face imprisonment.
Singh also appealed the farmers to not to use DAP fertilizer in paddy crop which will save their money and help in making the clean environment.