Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding air pollution caused due to crop residue burning, 03/05/2017
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vikrant Kumar Tongad Vs. Environment Pollution (Prevention Control) Authority & Others dated 03/05/2017 regarding air pollution caused due to crop residue burning. Joint Director, Agriculture shall submit an affidavit on the number of Happy Seeders (Happy Seeder is a tractor-mounted machine that cuts and lifts rice straw, sows wheat into the bare soil, and deposits the straw over the sown area as mulch.) purchased.
It is stated that 600 Happy Seeders had been purchased by the State of Punjab. NGT directs that the Affidavit should also state how the machines have been utilized and benefit thereof if any in reducing incidence of crop residue burning.