Written By: Aashish Vashistha
May 10, 2022 (New Delhi): The Delhi government has spent Rs 68 lakh in two years on its sprinkling in the fields of Delhi’s farmers. According to the information received from an RTI, while a total of Rs 23 crore was spent on advertising during this period which is far more expensive than the amount spent for the better cause. So far 955 farmers have been claimed to benefit from this scheme in Delhi. In order to get rid of the problem of stubble burning in Delhi and nearby states, the Pusa Institute developed Bio-De-composer in the year 2020.
But the party in opposition in Delhi, BJP has raised several questions on the amount spent on the advertisement of these De-composers. Ram Singh Bidhuri, Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly had questioned about this. He had asked how much amount was spent by the Delhi government to buy bio-de-composer solution in the financial year 2021-22 for making manure from stubble. Responding to this question, the government said, “3 lakhs for the purchase of bio de-composer solution by the Delhi government, Further government added, Apart from buying bio de-composer, Rs 24 lakh 62 thousand has been spent on the tractor hired for spraying it and Rs 18 lakh on the tent.”
As per a latest report obtained by a news website Newslaundry, which clearly depicts that in the financial year 2020-21, In the report it is written that the Delhi government spent about Rs 22 lakh on spraying bio-decomposer, while in 2021-22 Rs 46 lakh was spent. In this way, a total of Rs 68 lakh has been spent in these two financial years. Similarly, if we look at the expenditure of advertisements, about Rs 16 crore has been spent in the financial year 2020-21 and Rs 7 crore in 2021-22. In this way, in both these years, the government has spent a total of Rs 23 crore on advertisements. However, the government has played a long shot which is not at all a success for the common citizens.