Punjab reports 513 stubble burning incidents, Fazilka tops with 105 : The Tribune India

Join Whatsapp Channel

Punjab reports 513 stubble burning incidents, Fazilka tops with 105

Air quality indices remained in ‘very poor’ and ‘poor’ categories in many parts of Haryana and Punjab

Punjab reports 513 stubble burning incidents, Fazilka tops with 105

Punjab on Tuesday reported 513 incidents of stubble burning, taking the total number of such cases to 35,606 since September 15. PTI file



PTI

Chandigarh, November 21

Punjab on Tuesday reported 513 incidents of stubble burning, taking the total number of such cases to 35,606 since September 15.

On the same day in 2021 and 2022, the state had seen 168 and 243 farm fires respectively.

Of the total farm fires reported on Tuesday, Fazilka saw the maximum at 105, followed by 81 in Moga, 58 in Ferozepur, 47 in Muktsar and 40 in Barnala, according to the Punjab Remote Sensing Centre data.

Out of the 35,606 farm fires recorded from September 15 till November 21, Sangrur is leading with maximum stubble burning cases of 5,565, followed by 3,322 in Ferozepur, 2,900 in Bathinda, 2,596 in Moga and 2,226 in Barnala.

The state reported 70,879 and 49,526 stubble-burning incidents in the corresponding period of 2021 and 2022 respectively.

Paddy straw burning in Punjab and Haryana is considered one of the reasons behind the alarming spike in air pollution levels in the national capital in October and November.

Pollution levels in Delhi and its suburbs increased further overnight with the Air Quality Index (AQI) in the capital recorded at 365 at 9 am on Tuesday, according to the Central Pollution Control Board.

Air quality indices remained in ‘very poor’ and ‘poor’ categories in many parts of Haryana and Punjab.

Haryana’s Rohtak reported an AQI of 338, followed by 334 in Hisar, 333 in Fatehabad, 332 in Gurugram, 332 in Bhiwani, 322 in Faridabad, 307 in Sirsa and 258 in Kaithal.

In Punjab, Bathinda reported AQI at 398, followed by 278 in Mandi Gobindgarh, 240 in Ludhiana, 238 in Jalandhar, 199 in Khanna, 193 in Patiala, 165 in Rupnagar and 151 in Amritsar.

The Union Territory of Chandigarh, the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana, saw an AQI of 183.

#Agriculture #Environment #Farm Fires #Fazilka #Pollution #Stubble Burning


Top News

Delhi High Court dismisses Manish Sisodia’s bail pleas in money-laundering and corruption cases

Delhi High Court dismisses Manish Sisodia’s bail pleas in money-laundering and corruption cases

Justice Swarna Kanta Sharma says Sisodia's conduct amounted ...

Haryana’s Sirsa sizzles at 47.8 degrees as there is no sign of respite from sweltering heat

Haryana’s Sirsa sizzles at 47.8 degrees as there is no sign of respite from sweltering heat

There is no relief predicted in the affected areas -- Punjab...

1 dead, others injured after London-Singapore flight hit severe turbulence, Singapore Airlines says

British man dies, around 30 passengers injured as turbulence hits Singapore Airlines flight

The flight is diverted and lands in stormy weather in Bangko...

3 Indians among passengers aboard Singapore Airlines flight hit by ‘sudden extreme turbulence’

3 Indians among passengers aboard Singapore Airlines flight hit by ‘sudden extreme turbulence’

The traumatic incident in which the aircraft descended 6,000...

Pakistan-based handler was to give location, time of attack, suspected IS terrorists tell investigators

Pakistan-based handler was to give location, time of attack, suspected IS terrorists tell investigators

The Gujarat Anti-Terrorist Squad arrested 4 Sri Lankan natio...


Cities

View All