In news: According to ICAR, India achieved considerable reduction in crop residue burning incidents in 2018.
About the scheme:
- This scheme is implemented in the State of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh & NCT of Delhi.
- It is a Central Sector Scheme launched by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) for the period from 2018-19 to 2019-20.
- Objective: To tackle air pollution and to subsidize machinery required for in-situ management of crop residue in the States of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and NCT of Delhi.
- Strategy: Distribution of in-situ crop residue management machinery to the farmers on subsidy, establishment of Custom Hiring Centres (CHCs) of in-situ crop residue management machinery and undertaking Information, Education and Communication (IEC) activities.