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Punjab reports 9% rise in stubble burning incidents from last year: CAQM

Punjab reported 1,111 stubble burning incidents on Thursday


Nitin Kumar New Delhi
The joy of a clean Diwali might be a short lived one with stubble burning picking up pace in Punjab once again. There has been a 9 per cent increase in the number of stubble burning incidents compared to last year, the Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) said on Thursday. 

The total paddy residue burning events reported in Punjab from September 15 to October 26 were 7,036 compared to 6,463 for the same period during the last year. 
CAQM stated that as per the satellite remote sensing data, up to October 24, only about 39 per cent of sown

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First Published: Oct 27 2022 | 9:07 PM IST

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