Minister: Soil health poor due to pesticide overuse

Hoshiarpur, Ootober 22

Soil and Water Conservation, Technical Education and Employment Generation Minister Rana Gurjeet Singh on Friday stressed the need to think about the gravity of depleting water table and unhealthy soil.

Addressing mediapersons after laying the foundation stone of an irrigation project, Rana Gurjeet said soil health in Punjab was not good due to the use of pesticides.

He said he would take up the critical issue with the Cabinet. “Drip irrigation is the only solution to rejuvenate depleting water table. We have to come out of traditional crop cycle. For installation of drip irrigation system, 90 percent subsidy will be sought,” he said. — TNS

Minister: Soil health poor due to pesticide overuse
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