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Online Applications for Financial Assistance of marginal and small farmers to be verified offline-DC Vinay Bublani

Punjab Tribune Bureau | November 18, 2019 05:24 PM

As many as 229 farmers served notice for stubble burning besides FIRs against 50

Revenue Records of 178 to be marked with Red Entries

 NAWANSHAHR: Following the directions of Apex Court of India, as many as 4500 applications of those farmers, who have not set stubble on fire, have been received in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar district, out of which 3988 have been uploaded on portal, said deputy commissioner, Vinay Bublani here today.

Reviewing the status of the applications for financial assistance and stubble burning cases, Mr. Bublani said that all the online applications must be verified offline to avoid any wrong entry. Asking all the SDMs present in the meeting to expedite the verification process besides making red entries in the land records of errant farmers, he added that nobody should be included in the list having issued Environment Compensation notice for setting paddy straw on fire.

Deputy Commissioner also warned the errant farmers that legal action would be initiated against them, if any body found to be indulged in list of financial help by misleading the authorities. He also cautioned the Sarpanches to verify the claims of the framers on initial stage very carefully. He also directed the ooficials to make it sure that only marginal and small farmers would be included in the financial assistance list.

Mr. Bublani said that so far a total of 229 farmers have been served environment compensation notices in the district whereas 50 FIRs have been registered. Similarly, 178 farmers’ land records have been marked with Red Entries that would bar them from any type of benefits in future.

Prominent amongst the officers who attended the meeting included Additional Deputy Commissioners Aditya Uppal and Sarabjit Singh Walia, SDMs Jagdish Singh Johal Nawanshahr, Jasbir Singh Balachaur and Gautam Jain Banga and DR (Cooperative Societies) Bhupinder Singh.  

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