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LIVE: Punjab govt imposes Rs 12.25 lakh fine in 460 stubble burning cases

The official said as per data till October 7, 1692 incidents were reported by satellite imagery, but during field visits by PPCB officials no stubble burning was observed in 763 cases.

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1,692 cases of burning of paddy straw were reported in the state between September 21 and October 7 this year | Photo: PTI

Punjab Pollution Control Board has imposed a total fine of Rs 12.25 lakh in 460 paddy stubble burning cases in the state, with a senior official on Friday saying that by end of this month one would be able to make a fair comparison whether farm fires have gone up or come down in comparison to previous years. In 460 cases, we have imposed a fine (environmental compensation) of Rs 12.25 lakh (between September 21-October 7), out of which we have recovered Rs 70,000, PPCB Member Secretary, Krunesh Garg said. India successfully test-fired the 'Rudram' Anti-Radiation ...