Children of stubble burning farmers will no longer be able to go abroad…


District Magistrate Patiala Sakshi Sahni issued an order and issued instructions to all immigration centers in the district. He said that the Immigration Center will ensure that every concerned passport holder and their customers are informed that in cases of stubble burning, any passport holder will be liable for the penalty amount to be paid under the Environmental Compensation Fee Policy. A person may face difficulties while applying for a visa.

The orders said that the immigration centers will also ensure to put up a flex in this regard in their office. Further, passport holders who apply for visa and are found to have a red entry due to burning of crop residue on the land owned by them during verification of visa application will not be allowed to apply for visa. .

There may be difficulty in getting the land appraised in future. Therefore, the waste should not be burnt and contact the WhatsApp chatbot number 73800-16070 issued by the district administration Patiala for the disposal of crop waste. According to the order, it will be ensured that the compliance reports from the immigration centers along with photographs are sent to the PLA branch of the Deputy Commissioner’s office by 28 October 2023.