Jalandhar: The youth clubs of the district have joined the battle against the stubble burning and its members are reaching out to the farmers, to pursue them to manage the stubble under the In-Situ programme of the Agriculture department.
As per information, the district has around 400 youth clubs and these clubs have been advising the farmers to protect the environment from the poisonous effects of stubble burning.
Further, the members of the youth clubs have also been helping the peasantry, especially small and marginal farmers, in getting the In-Situ machines from cooperative societies or custom hiring centres.
The youth club of Madara in Adampur is not only visiting the area farmers, but also helping them in providing the machines as per their needs, by making contact with cooperative societies and custom hiring centres.
The Trinity College Guru Gobind Singh Avenue’s youth club said that their 15 youth members’ team working in Sheikh, Kabulpur villages and meeting one to one with farmers. The farmers are listening to their advice and assuring to keep their area free of stubble burning.
Vishal and Sandip Kumar of Master Tara Singh club said that they are working in village Bharadwajian, Mithra and Wariana, along with the NSS unit of DAV College, making the farmers aware of the harmful effects of stubble burning.
Similarly, the Green Mission Punjab youth club of Bilga has been in Rupewal, Nagra, Bharowal, Aujla villages and asking the farmers not to burn the stubble, as the smog from the fire may worsen the COVID-19 situation.
Chief Agriculture Dr Surinder Singh lauded the contribution of the Youths clubs in the anti-stubble burning drive and said we all should disseminate the message of zero burning of paddy stubble to save the environment.