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Paddy straw generated in Pun, Har and UP expected to come down this year : Govt

New Delhi, Oct 8 (UNI) Paddy straw generated in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh is expected to come down significantly this year, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change said on Friday.
''Steps taken towards reduction in paddy straw generation is yielding positive results. The total paddy area in the states of Haryana, Punjab and eight NCR Districts of Uttar Pradesh (U.P.) have come down by 7.72 per cent during the current year as compared to last year. Similarly, total paddy straw generation from the non-Basmati variety is likely to be reduced by 12.42 per cent during the current year as compared to the previous year,'' the Ministry said in a statement.
Both central and state governments of Haryana, Punjab and UP have been taking measures to diversify crops as well as to reduce the use of PUSA-44 variety of paddy. Burning of paddy
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