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11,213 committees working to overcome smog.

LAHORE -- The Agriculture Department has constituted 11,213 committees at village level to deal with environmental pollution, especially smog.

A spokesman for the department said on Thursday, the committees would create awareness among farmers for not burning residue of crops.

The committees consists of village members who are creating awareness among farmers, he added. He said different methods were being adopted to effectively spread information for not burning paddy stubble.

The spokesman said awareness campaign on print and electronic media was also going on in this regard and added that this year the incidents of burning paddy stubble had reduced.

He said that under Section-144, action would be taken against farmers who would burn the paddy stubble.

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Date:Oct 19, 2018
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