More farm fires due to early harvest: Experts

More farm fires due to early harvest: Experts

Punjab and Haryana have recorded more incidents of stubble burning this season and it is largely due to early harvesting of paddy and unavailability of farm labour due to the Covid pandemic, officials said on Saturday.

New Delhi, October 17

Punjab and Haryana have recorded more incidents of stubble burning this season and it is largely due to early harvesting of paddy and unavailability of farm labour due to the Covid pandemic, officials said on Saturday.

According to the Punjab Pollution Control Board, the state has recorded 4,585 farm fires so far. The number was 1,631 during the corresponding period last year.

Haryana has also recorded an increase in farm fires — from around 1,200 incidents till October 16 last year to 2,016 this year. Karunesh Garg, Member Secretary of the Punjab Pollution Control Board, however, said the number of stubble-burning incidents seemed more because of early harvesting of paddy this year. — PTI

Top Stories

New road in Nathu La sector opened, will bolster defence

New road in Nathu La sector opened, will bolster defence

Want peace, but won’t cede an inch: Rajnath

Mike Pompeo leaves for India to take part in India-US 2+2 dialogue

Mike Pompeo leaves for India to take part in India-US 2+2 dialogue

Pompeo will be accompanied by Secretary of Defence Mark Espe...

National coronavirus caseload nears 80 lakh with 45,148 new cases

National coronavirus caseload nears 80 lakh with 45,148 new cases

This is the fourth consecutive day when the number of active...

All citizens in India to get free COVID-19 vaccine: Union Minister

All citizens in India to get free COVID-19 vaccine: Union Minister

The announcement during Bihar polls has kicked up a row with...

Cities

View All