BKU warns government – either give bonus or will continue to burn stubble
Ferozepur, September 15,2019: Amid the state government’s claim of having addressed the issue stubble burning and threatening to take strict action against the offenders, the Bharti Kissan Union have decided to openly challenge the Punjab government. They demanded bonus against not burning stubble otherwise they will continue to burn the stubble in their fields.
They also warned that the officials may face dire consequences if they visit the agricultural fields.
In BKU’s meeting today under the tutelage of Amrik Singh, District President, BKU Lakhowal, demanded bonus of Rs.500 per qtl.
Despite the state government and the Punjab Agricultural University’s drive against stubble burning, farmer unions are making announcements at different villages, trying to convince farmers to continue stubble burning in their fields ‘as the government has failed to address the issue’.
Presidents said, no efforts are being made by the government to tackle the problem and despite that farmers are being forced not to burn the crop residue.
The farmers also demanded uninterrupted power supply from 15 October to 15 November.
Amrik Singh said, a protest on these demands will also be organized on September 18 at Moga in front of the DC Office.