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No Central help, Farmers may end up getting Rs 500 instead of Rs 2,500 in Punjab

Almost a month before AAP government had announced an incentive of Rs 2,500 per acre for not burning crop stubble. But now farmers may end up receiving only Rs 500 for this environment-friendly practice.

As Centre has denied to collaborate with AAP government’s proposal for giving subsidy of Rs 1,500 per acre to farmers who do not burn stubble. It is worth mentioning that Delhi AAP government is also wary about the scheme.

Earlier AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal said the Punjab and Delhi Governments would each contribute Rs 500 per acre on 27 July.

The Punjab Government in it’s proposal to Commission For Air Quality Management Said they asked centre to contribute Rs 1500 to the subsidy. As per media reports but their proposal have been refused.

It is believed that the Delhi Government, too, is wary of the scheme, which has been blocked by the Delhi Lt Governor.

“The proposal to provide farmers with an incentive of Rs 2,500 per acre is unlikely to fructify. The state government alone will contribute its share of Rs 500 to the subsidy amount. Initially, the government was mulling increasing the state’s share of subsidy. Given the state’s finances, it is unlikely that the government could bear any additional financial burden. The Rs 500-per-acre subsidy will cost Rs 365 crore to the exchequer,” a senior government officer said.

While state government, is planing of giving additional subsidy on diesel to be used in stubble management machines.

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