New Delhi, Nov 6: Days after his office asked Haryana and Punjab states to check fresh cases of fire and stubble burning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday directed Union Agriculture Ministry to give "priority" to the farmers of these states and also UP in distribution of equipment to prevent such occurrences.
"On the issue of stubble burning, Prime Minister directed Agriculture Ministry to give priority to the farmers of the states of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana in distribution of equipment to prevent such occurrences," an official statement said.
Mr Modi's instructions came during the 31st interaction through PRAGATI wherein the Prime Minister reviewed nine projects worth over Rs 61,000 crore rupees related to sixteen states and the newly designated Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
During the meeting, Prime Minister emphasized the need to decide on timelines to bring the backward districts up to the national average. (UNI)