Haryana Chief Secretary DS Dhesi on Sunday said that crop residue based Compressed Bio Gas (CBG) plants would be established in three districts of the State namely Kurukshetra, Kaithal and Jind.
Apart from this, a MoU had been signed between Indian Oil Corporation and Renewable Energy Department under which crop residue would be purchased from farmers for these plants and energy would be generated out of it, the Chief Secretary said at Hisar.
He said the building construction material was being prepared from crop residue in a factory at Haridwar where farmers from Kurukshetra have also been sending their crop residue.
Dhesi added the role of Haryana is being adversely publicised for increasing environment pollution and misleading publicity is being carried out in this direction. But actually, crop residue was burned on only 2 per cent area of total sown area of paddy in Haryana during last year whereas this year, the crop residue was burned on only 1 per cent area, he claimed.
The Chief Secretary further said that the role of Haryana and its farmers in the pollution of Delhi is negligible, but rumours are being spread in this direction.
Such images are being presented that farmers of Haryana are burning crop residue in each and every agricultural field.
In Haryana, paddy crop is mainly sown on 13 lakh hectares area in ten districts, he said.
As per the data received from HARSAC, crop residue burning cases were reported on 12,473 places in the State in 2017.
Similarly, this year such cases were reported on 7,273 places which is only 1 per cent of the total area, Dhesi added.