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Punjab rapped for failure to control stubble burning surge ahead of Diwali

On Monday and Tuesday, 1,045 events of stubble burning were reported as against 114 events during the same period in 2021

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A week ahead of Diwali, stubble burning cases in the northern states have again picked up pace with an increase of over 800 per cent from previous years.

On Monday and Tuesday, 1,045 events of stubble burning were reported as against 114 events during the same period in 2021, accordingg to the Indian Agricultural Research Institute’s real-time monitoring of paddy residue burning events.

However, in Punjab, which is the hot bed of stubble burning between October 17 and 18 this year, there was a decline of 61 cases due to delayed high moisture in standing paddy due to which harvest

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First Published: Oct 19 2022 | 6:12 PM IST

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