Distt Admn banned use of old technique Harvesters for Paddy
The district administration has banned use of old technique combine harvesters for harvesting paddy. Instead it has made mandatory installation of Super Straw Management System i.e. Super SMSsystem as per the recommendations of the Punjab Agricultural University.
Giving information here today Deputy Commissioner Bathinda Diprava Lakra stated that government has imposed complete ban on usage of old technique harvesters. He added that on the basis of orders of Supreme Court, National Green Tribunal, Delhi High Court and other courts in context to burning of paddy and wheat residue, the Punjab government directed PAU to look for healthier harvesting options.
In a letter issued here today the Chairman Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) Kahan Singh Pannu PAU has recommended Super SMS technology, which can be attached to the self-propelled combine harvesters. It cuts paddy straw coming out of harvester combine into small pieces as well as spreads the same. It wipes off need to set the stubble on fire and the farmers can easily sow another crop on it. This will save farmers’ extra efforts and extra expenses.