Supreme Court inclined to consider withholding part of MSP for farmer if stubble burning is proven

A three-judge bench comprising of CJI S. A. Bobde, Justice A. S. Bopanna, and V. Ramasubramanian was hearing a recent plea suggesting that a part of MSP should be put on hold ought to verify that a farmer is indulged in husk burning or not.

Advocate Charanpal Singh Bagri, appearing for the farmers, objected to the suggestion by transferring the court’s attention to the November 5, 2019 order of the Supreme Court that had directed grant of compensation to those farmers who weren’t indulged in shuck burning.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta conjointly didn’t show his inclination towards the suggestion and sought-after time on behalf of the govt to file its reply.

The bench observed that who will be accountable for oversight and verification of the farmers indulged in shuck burning.

According to the CPCB, shuck burning was a vital issue behind pollution in Delhi-NCR last year, contributive up to forty-four percent of the pollution in November.

The bench has put the matter for the next hearing on Oct 16.

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