Sant Seechewal's efforts saved 550 acres land of rice stubble from burning in the fields
Stubble was collected and sent to
Fighting to keep the environment of Punjab clean Environment Lover Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal this time saved about 550 acres land of rice stubble from burning in the fields and the stubble of these farmers was collected and sent to biomass plant. Whereas 265 acres of stubble was collected last year. Stubble collecting machine that was received in charity was handed over to the committee made of the farmers. The stubble is collected every year by the farmers and sent to biomass plant.
Sewadar Gurwinder Singh Boparai told that this season stubble was collected in the fields by more than 100 farmers of two dozen villages in Jalandhar and Kapurthalla districts. He said that dedicated to 550th Prakash Purb of Shree Guru Nanak Dev Ji, A campaign to keep the environment clean and tidy, double target was fixed. But due to hard work by the Seechewal team more than double the stubble was collected and a record was made. This year the stubble was collected from 550 acres of land.
In order to run this campaign successfully the farmer Harpal Singh gave his land on lease and helped the other farmers and carried out his duty sincerely. Sant Seechewal told that for this mission two tractor machines and nine tractor trolley were used and more than 35 youths were engaged in binding the bundles and helping in loading. The least expenses have been charged per acre from the farmers. He said that now farmers are becoming aware of towards environment. The farmers have waited more than a week for their turn for collection of the stubble and have not burnt the stubble. Farmer Tega Singh who has been mixing the stubble in his fields for the last 6 years said that taking motivation from Sant Seechewal the farmers of Dona area have taken an initiative to gather stubble instead of burning it. Farmer Tega Singh told that he has been ploughing stubble in the fields and due to it he has to use less manure for the next crop. He said that the big farmers have purchased their machinery but Sant Seechewal is helping the small farmers.