CM Amarinder Singh - Save farmers & people - Repeal Subsoil Water Act of 2009
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"Until a few years ago, when farmers in Punjab burnt the remnants of the rice crops in their fields in preparation for sowing wheat, the smoke from such fires was less concentrated in time and space. Back then, farmers burnt the straw in late September and early October. However, in recent years, farmers have delayed the burning until late October.
This delay is crucial and responsible for the smoke being carried all the way across North INdia and to Delhi NCR area
The decision to delay the clearing of the fields was not the choice of farmers, but was forced on them by then Punjab government, which passed the Punjab Preservation of Subsoil Water Act in 2009. According to this law, farmers can no longer sow rice in April, but have to wait until the middle of June to do so." https://m.timesofindia.com/city/delhi/how-punjab-and-haryanas-shot-at-saving-water-destroyed-delhis-air-quality/articleshow/66288976.cms
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