Punjab: A total of 12,813 incidents of stubble burning in fields reported
In Punjab, since the beginning of the paddy harvesting season from 15th September till Friday, a total of 12,813 incidents of stubble burning in the fields are reported. The administration has taken action only in 973 incidents and imposed environmental compensation.
Our correspondent reports that till now, the authorities in various districts have taken action only in 973 incidents of paddy stubble burning. Environmental compensation of 24 lakh 30 thousand rupees has been imposed on such farmers, and recovery of 3 lakh 95 thousand rupees has been made.
It’s clear that the pace of action is very slow due to which the number of such incidents has started crossing more than a thousand every day in the last few days.
The highest number of stubble burning incidents 1,907 have been seen in Sangrur, the home district of Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann followed by 1,469 in the border district Tarn Taran and 1,353 in Amritsar district.