12,112 farm fires in state; 8,416 in week

12,112 farm fires in state; 8,416 in week



Tribune Information Service

Aman Sood

Patiala, October 29

Punjab continues to prime the desk amongst neighbouring states in relation to farm fireplace incidents because of burning of paddy stubble. It alone accounts for extra farm fires than the mixed tally of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Delhi.

Punjab has recorded 12,112 farm fires this season, of which 8,416 circumstances have been reported up to now one week. As many as 1,898 circumstances have been reported on Saturday, the second highest single-day tally this season.

On October 29, 2020, Punjab witnessed 1,541 farm fires, whereas the tally was 1,353 in 2021. Until October 29 in 2020, Punjab had seen 23,187 farm fires, whereas the determine was 8,856 in 2021.

“The circumstances are anticipated to extend throughout the subsequent fortnight because the harvest season is getting over in lots of districts,” stated an official of the Agriculture Division.

The Chief Minister’s residence district, Sangrur, topped the chart of most farm fires within the state on Saturday with 286 incidents adopted by Patiala, the house district of former CM Capt Amarinder Singh, which reported 268 farm fires.

Circumstances prone to rise

The circumstances are anticipated to extend throughout the subsequent fortnight because the harvest season is getting over in lots of districts. —Agri official

As per knowledge compiled by the federal government, there have been 2,067 farm fires in Punjab on Friday, the best to this point this season.

Neighbouring states have reported much less farm fires this season. There have been 1,701 farm fires in Haryana, 632 in UP, 448 in Madhya Pradesh, 5 in Delhi and 190 in Rajasthan since September 15.

Because of the rising farm fires, three Punjab cities have been positioned within the poor class when it comes to the air high quality index (AQI). These are Patiala (205), Jalandhar (219) and Amritsar (217). With an AQI of 193, Khanna is nearing the poor class. The 2 cities which fall within the average class are Ludhiana (163) and Bathinda (134).





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