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NGT cautions farmers about 'fake message' regarding ban on usage of diesel-based agriculture pumps

ANI | Updated: Mar 08, 2019 20:38 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar 8 (ANI): The National Green Tribunal on Friday cautioned farmers about the fake message stating that diesel agriculture pumps have been banned in National Capital Region.

"It has come to notice that some unscrupulous elements have been spreading the message among farmers in the NCR that use of diesel agriculture pumps have been banned by the National Green Tribunal (NGT). They are apparently harassing the farmers and forcing them to buy new pumps.  There has been no such order so far by the NGT," an official statement read. 

Stating that the previous order given by the NGT is related to diesel vehicles and not to agriculture pumps using diesel, the statement further read: "It is clarified that NGT vide its order dated April 07, 2015 had directed that all diesel vehicles (heavy or light) which are more than 10 years old, will not be permitted on the roads of NCR, Delhi."

The NGT also directed all state governments and the enforcement agencies to make sure that such misinformation campaigns should not be allowed to continue. It also directed authorities to ensure that farmers are not harassed. (ANI)

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