"The district administration had on November 10 (Sunday) received information about stubble-burning in Jewar Bangar village. An inquiry was launched into the report and revenue officials found 10 farmers guilty of the charges after which the action has been taken against them and a complaint made with the police for IPC proceedings," the statement said.
The FIR has been registered against the erring farmers under Indian Penal Code sections 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), 278 (making atmosphere noxious to health), 290 (public nuisance in cases not otherwise provided for) and 291 (continuance of nuisance after injunction to discontinue), it added.
District Magistrate B N Singh has warned strict action against those indulging in activities that violate guidelines of the National Green Tribunal and the Uttar Pradesh government.
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