Stubble-burning instances in Punjab double in 5 days

Stubble-burning instances in Punjab double in 5 days



Tribune Information Service

Aman Sood

Patiala, October 27

The incidents of stubble-burning have greater than doubled in 5 days within the state, with the whole instances standing at 8,147 as of at this time, of which 1,111 instances have been reported at this time. A complete of three,696 incidents of farm fires have been recorded until October 22.

For the corresponding date final yr, 279 instances have been reported, whereas 2,139 farm fires have been recorded in 2020.

Hopeful of incidents taking place

We’re nonetheless hopeful that stubble-burning instances will stay low as in comparison with previous two years and the world underneath hearth may also lower. Sure, there’s a sudden spurt, however we hope that the quantity will come down in 10 days. — Officers

Smog-like situations

With no rain predicted within the coming days, the state will face smog-like situations. The night air is already getting loaded with pollution, inflicting eye allergy and sore throat. — Well being specialists

“It is a worrisome pattern and it’s indicative of the truth that extra instances of stubble-burning are within the offing as Sangrur, Patiala, Fatehgarh Sahib, Moga, Muktsar, Ferozepur, Bathinda, Ludhiana, Barnala and Khanna districts are but to reap 50 per cent of paddy,” a senior official mentioned.

“With no rain predicted within the coming days, the state will face smog-like situations. The night air is already getting loaded with pollution irritating to the eyes and inflicting sore throat,” well being specialists mentioned.

Tarn Taran reported the utmost variety of incidents of stubble-burning at this time at 178, adopted by Sangrur (139) and Muktsar (134).

In the meantime, the air high quality in all main cities is deteriorating following the rise in farm fires and is more likely to stay so for the following few weeks.

The air high quality index (AQI) in varied cities remained in ‘average’ class, barring Ludhiana which recorded ‘poor’ air at 252, Jalandhar reported AQI of 141, Patiala (182), Amritsar (186), Khanna (135) and Bathinda (177).

Senior officers mentioned they have been nonetheless hopeful that stubble-burning incidents would stay low as in comparison with previous two years and the world underneath hearth would additionally lower.

“Sure, there’s a sudden spurt in farm fires, however we hope the numbers will come down in 10 days,” they mentioned.


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#Atmosphere
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#Air pollution
#stubble burning





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