JALANDHAR, October 08, 2019: Deputy Commissioner-cum- District Magistrate Varinder Kumar Sharma has imposed ban on the burning of paddy stubble in the jurisdiction of district.
Exercising the powers vested under Section 144, Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, District Magistrate Sharma said that the burning of paddy stubble produces several poisonous gases which harm human health and pollutes the environment. He said that the burning of the stubble causes irreversible damage to the texture of soil and kills several nutrients available in the soil.
He said that burning of stubble also creates problems in the movement of the traffic due to thick layer of smog and can cause road mishaps.
He said that the ban orders would be in force till November 30, 2019.