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Ban on growing tall crops in border area

punjab Updated: May 06, 2013 20:40 IST
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District magistrate Abhinav Trikha has issued orders to ban farmers from sowing tall crops like BT cotton, sorgham vulgara (fodder) etc on land situated between the international border and border fencing in Gurdaspur district.

He said that the order would come into force with immediate effect and would remain in force till July 1.

The DM said that with the growing of tall crops in the area there was always a fear of intrusion by enemies of the country from across the border which threatened national security and law and order in the area.

Trikha said that he had received a letter dated March 26 from the 38 Battalion of Border Security Force stationed at Shikar village in Dera Baba Nanak sector that tall crops were grown by some farmers on land falling between the Indo-Pak border and border fencing, which needed to be curbed.