Chandigarh: Despite all the claims of the government, the cases of stubble burning in Punjab are breaking records. On Monday, stubble burning took place at 2,131 places in the state, the highest so far this season. Of these, 330 incidents are from Sangrur alone. It is the home district of Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann.
According to data from the Punjab Remote Sensing Centre, 16,004 incidents of stubble burning have been reported from September 15 to October 31.
During the same period, the state recorded 29,615 and 13,124 incidents of stubble burning in 2020 and 2021, respectively.
Red notice issued against farmers in Ludhiana
Ludhiana’s Chief Agriculture Officer Amanjeet Singh, who is constantly grappling with the problem of stubble burning, said on Monday that a ‘red notice’ has been issued to a section of farmers of Ludhiana who were involved in this work and caused air pollution. He said that a fine of Rs 1.92 lakh has also been imposed on these farmers.