12 farmers fined for burning crop residue in Haryana s Hisar
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12 farmers fined for burning crop residue in Haryana s Hisar

Twelve farmers have been fined for burning crop residue in Haryana s Hisar district, an official statement said Friday. The Haryana State Pollution Control Board has got a case registered against one farmer and recovered Rs 45,000 as fine from 12 farmers for burning crop residue in Hisar, it said. Burning of crop residue is not allowed in Haryana as it leads to environmental pollution. Last year, 122 cases were registered against those found burning crop residue during the paddy season, the statement said. The Haryana Space Applications Centre in Haryana s Agricultural University campus in Hisar has been monitoring the entire state through satellite imagery, it said. If any incident of crop residue burning takes places in any area, it would come to the notice and a team of the Pollution Control Board would get a case registered against the guilty after carrying out physical verification of the area, the statement added. Haryana s Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Department has been ...

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