Awareness Programmes can stop burning of wheat straw: Fire Officer

Fire Station Officer further said that burning of wheat straw could stop through awareness among farmers by conducting seminars in the villages. Print media like newspapers, magazines etc. and mass media like radio, T V can play important role.  Simultaneously, ban orders should implement with hardship and punishment to those involved in this menace. All rich and poor breathe in the same air. Farming community should be educated in this regard. All political parties, religious organizations, farmer unions, non-government organizations and social welfare clubs, revenue, agriculture, irrigation departments should start a campaign against this. Forest department authorities should impose heavy fine to the farmers for the trees on the government land burnt by the fire of wheat straw.

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