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For all the latest News Archive News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi:A Rs 2000-crore roadmap to end stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana suggests that the government must provide equipment to farmers for free instead of subsidies and the cost be recovered by imposing a cess on the sale of petrol and diesel in Delhi According to the plan submitted to the Supreme Court by an amicus curiae in an ongoing case related to air pollution the best solution to avoid burning of crop residue is to till the straw back into the field using certain machines According to official estimates over 30 million tonnes of paddy straw is annually generated in Punjab and Haryana which are later set to fire by farmers to reduce the turnaround time between harvesting paddy and sowing wheat crop "The Centre and state governments must provide machines free of cost to farmers to use This requires large-scale governmental procurement of the agricultural equipment which should be given to every panchayat for common use" says the report File image of farmer burning paddy husks after a harvest in Chandigarh Reuters It says the most promising technologies in this area are Turbo Happy Seeder (THS) which allows for seeding without till and the Super Straw Management System (S-SMS) developed by Punjab Agricultural University which provides for the straw to be spread on the field The seasonal burning of paddy straw in Punjab and Haryana aggravates pollution in Delhi every winter The issue has turned political in the recent years with the neighbouring governments indulging in blame game over it Earlier this month pollution in the city hit emergency levels due to the traditional practice as smoke-laden winds from that region had shrouded Delhi in a thick blanket of smog Harish Salve the amicus curiae who works closely with the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority or EPCA submitted the plan to the apex court on 17 November "The THS and S-SMS each cost between Rs 12 and 15 lakh Given that there are roughly 13000 panchayats in Punjab and some 6500 in Haryana if even three sets of these machines are given free to each panchayat it would only require some Rs 2000 crore to be spent in Punjab and Haryana (Punjab would need Rs 1300 and Haryana Rs 650 crore)" it says The amount should be generated by imposing a pollution charge on the sale of petrol and diesel in Delhi which will also help in reducing the differential between the prices of petrol and diesel which continues to remain at about Rs 10 per litre because of taxes the proposal says Currently Delhi consumes 10 lakh tonnes of petrol and 13 lakh tonnes of diesel annually (2016-17) If a cess of Rs 1 is imposed on petrol and Rs 5 on diesel per litre then the city alone will contribute Rs 900 crore in one year The report terms as "perverse" the suggestion that farmers be provided subsidies to dissuade them from burning crop residues” he notes.rebel? Most popular explanations for rebellions focus on the internal life of parties as organisations The logic is simple: the more open and decentralised the nomination and candidate selection processthe more democratic the party is The less centralised the decision-makingthe greater the space for diversity of opinionthe lesser the possibilities of rebellion Sunil Deshmukh is a classic example It was game over for the two-time MLA from Amravati and incumbent Maharashtra minister once the party decided to nominate Rajendra Singh Shekhavat from Amravati His or the local units views were not sought; fire-fighting began only after he filed his nomination Sampat Singhs decision to join the Congress in Haryana sends a similar message Despite being a member of the Janata family for more than 30 yearshe claimed that his position was constantly being undermined and there were no leadership positions available in the family-controlled INLD On almost similar linesthree-time Kolhapur MP Sadashiv Mandlik accused Sharad Pawar of being a dictator when he quit the NCP to contest as an independent in the Lok Sabha elections in May Centralised decision-making explains a lotbut not everything NCP leader Laxman Jagtapfor instancehas been a perennial rebel; he contested the legislative council elections from the Pune local self-government constituency in 2004 despite the Congress-NCP alliance In this casethe NCP did not withdraw his candidature despite the seat being allocated to the Congress TodayJagtap is contesting from Chinchwadagain against a Congress candidate Rebels like Jagtap and others like Digvijay Khanvilkar and Anil Tatkare are not rebels of the Sampat SinghMandlik or Deshmukh variety They are running a challenge as independents in constituencies officially allocated to another party in the allianceand are creations of strategic party behaviour under particular conditions So why do we have rebels One reason is Indias first-past-the-post (FPTP) systemwhich lets candidates cultivate a personal reputation and a chance of being elected without party support (In other systems candidates are more dependent on the party organisation) In FPTP systemsrepresentatives have very often acted in multifarious capacities to build a personal rapport with their constituency in order to ensure re-election Parties have also encouraged this to a certain extent Deshmukh for instance was also guardian minister for Amravati district; this meant he could invest heavily in his constituency and is thus credited with changing the face of the district Once a personal rapport has been establishedparty labels matter lessentire local units often moving with the candidate Secondthe incentive to rebel is greater when candidates believe that in the post-election scenario their tribe would be in demand This of course depends a great deal on the nature of party competition Haryana presents a sharp contrast to Maharashtra While numerous Congress rebels in Haryana withdrew their names before the last datethere arein sharp contrastmore than 100 estimated rebels from different parties in the fray in Maharashtra This is based on the expectation that post-election there will be no space for others in Haryana as compared to Maharashtra Thirdhow rebels have been dealt with in the past counts In Maharashtrain the 1995 assembly electionsmore than 40 elected independents had past links with the Congress The Congress not only took their help in the legislative assembly but in subsequent elections many of them returned to the party It has also been the practice to co-opt independents as associate members and then gradually absorb them Given these traditions, will soon be remade in Tamil. 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