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Punjab and Delhi government to give cash incentives to farmers

Published on July 26, 2022
Current Context: Punjab and Delhi governments will provide cash incentives to farmers in border states for not burning stubble.
Punjab and Delhi government to give cash incentives to farmers
  • Punjab and Delhi government will provide cash incentives to farmers and has requested the center to share the cost.
  • For this plan the center will take 50 percent of the cost and the Punjab and Delhi governments each will contribute 25 percent.
  • Burning paddy straw in Punjab and Haryana is the major reason for increasing air pollution in the national capital in October and November. Punjab annually generates around 20 million tonnes of paddy straw.
  • The proposal once approved by the center will be tabled before the Punjab cabinet.
  • Under a center-sponsored scheme, farmers will be provided with farm machinery for the management of stubble at a subsidized rate. Farmers said the cash incentives can be used to cover the cost of fuel used in the machinery.
  • Earlier in 2019 governments of Punjab and Haryana had announced a bonus of Rs 2500 an acre for small and marginal farmers, but due to insufficient funds, the scheme was stopped.
  • Static Knowledge:
    • CM of Punjab - Bhagwant Mann
    • Governor of Punjab - Banwarilal Purohit
    • CM of Haryana - Manohar Lal Khattar
    • Governor of Haryana - Bandaru Dattatraya


Q.1 Name the two state governments to provide cash incentives to farmers for not burning stubble?
a. Delhi and Haryana
b. Punjab and Bihar
c. Punjab and Haryana
d. Delhi and Punjab
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