The Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) has carried out an inspection campaign to counter the burning of agricultural waste in the Western Region.
The campaign ran for a week in Madinat Zayed and Mahadir Liwa in the Western Region. ADFCA inspectors fined 30 farmers for burning waste, with 15 violations issued in Mezairaa and Seih Al Khair.
Mohammad Jalal Al Raisi, head of communication and community service, said the offenders would be fined and excluded from income-boosting programmes as a punitive measure to curb offences.
Mr Al Raisi said the ADFCA was coordinating with the Farmers Services Centre to report cases of dumping and burning of agricultural waste and to increase farmers’ awareness about safe disposal of agricultural waste.