Patiala: A reduction of 50 percent has been recorded in stubble burning case compared to last year. Last year till October 22, 3696 cases of stubble fire were reported while this year 1794 cases have been reported till this day.
This year, in the last four days, stubble has been burnt at 502 places, while in 2022, 1935 cases of stubble burning were recorded in the same period. The reason behind the reduction in stubble burning cases is the awareness campaign launched by the Punjab Pollution Control Board government and the machinery provided to the farmers.
According to the received data, in the year 2022, stubble was burnt at 96 places on October 20, 393 on October 21 and 582 on October 22. While in the year 2023, on October 20, 174 cases in 16 districts, 146 cases in 17 districts on October 21, and 30 cases in 11 districts on October 22 have been reported.
In these four days, most straw has been burnt in Amritsar. Of these, stubble has been burnt in 81 places in Amritsar, 62 in Patiala, 52 in Ferozepur, 56 in Tarn Taran and 45 in Sangrur.
On Monday, 152 cases of Thai stubble burning have come to light. Out of them 29 in Amritsar, 01 each in Bathinda and Barnala, 06 in Faridkot, 18 in Fatehgarh Sahib, 03 in Fazilka, 04 in Mansa, 14 in Patiala, 03 in SAS Nagar, 19 in Tarn Taran, 14 in Ferozepur, 06 in Gurdaspur, 06 in Jalandhar. , Kapurthala 02, Ludhiana 10, Malerkotla 02, Moga 02, Sangrur 11 and 01 place at SBS Nagar, stubble has been burnt.
Farmers gave full response: Punjab Pollution Prevention Board Chairman
Punjab Pollution Prevention Board Chairman Dr. Adarshpal Vig says that this time the farmer brothers have given full response to not burning the straw. Due to the efforts made by the state government and the cooperation of the farmers, a record-breaking decrease in stubble burning cases is being recorded compared to previous years. Dr. Vig said that apart from the campaign launched to make the farmers aware, machinery is being made available to the farmers for straw disposal.