Burning updates: Chandigarh
In a major blow to Punjab’s Bhagwant Mann and Delhi’s Kejriwal government, the central government has rejected the proposal to give compensation to farmers for not burning stubble.
According to media reports, the Punjab government had proposed that the central government would pay Rs 1,500 per acre to farmers for not burning stubble and then the Delhi government and the Punjab government would give Rs 500 each.
But Punjab Agriculture Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal said that the central government has rejected their proposal.
In an exclusive conversation with News18, Agriculture Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal said that the Central Government has rejected our proposal, but on Monday we will again talk to the Union Ministry of Agriculture.
Let it be said that this proposal of the Punjab government was accepted by the Delhi government but the central government has not agreed on it. It is believed that the Delhi and Punjab governments may increase the compensation amount.