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New law on black soil protection comes into force-Xinhua

Photo taken on July 6, 2022 shows a paddy field in a village of Nong’an County, northeast China’s Jilin Province. (Xinhua/Xue Qinfeng)

CHANGCHUN, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) — A law on black soil protection, formulated as part of efforts to ensure China’s grain security and protect the ecosystem, took effect on Monday.

The law, passed by the country’s top legislature on June 24, consists of 38 provisions, and specifies the responsibilities of the government and “agricultural production operators” to protect the black soil.

It also stipulates harsher punishment for those who cause pollution or soil erosion in black soil areas in accordance with relevant laws and regulations, and calls on state farms to make greater contributions to black soil protection efforts and set a fine example.

The black soil, or chernozem soil, found in China’s northeastern provinces of Heilongjiang, Jilin and Liaoning and in some parts of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region,…

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