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Punjab: Over 50% wheat fields burnt to clear stubble this season

Pollution board raises red flags, farmers want Rs 5k per acre to afford alternatives.

With 11,650 stubble fires in 2019, Punjab breaks 2018 record

“Last year, we recorded fire incidents till May 26 and the figure was 11,468. This year were are recording till May-end as the harvesting of wheat was delayed due to untimely rains,” said Anil Sood, head of the ACM Division, PRSC, Ludhiana.


Stubble burning cases peak at 1,595, a day after polling

A total of 10,114 fire incidents were recorded in Punjab during this season till May 22, including 4,092 (40%) in just the past five days.

Punjab: Stubble burning down by 40%, but coming weeks to be a challenge for pollution board

Last year, the maximum cases of stubble burning recorded in a single day was 1,500 on May 9, 2018, across the state. This year, the maximum number of cases were recorded on May 12 at 1,291.

Stubble burning rises: Late harvest, poll duty

Be it Patiala, the home district of Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh, Sangrur, the stronghold of AAP leader Bhagwant Mann, or Bathinda, the seat of Union Akali minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, large tracts of farmland are being set on fire.

Acreage on fire decreases despite rise in cases of stubble-burning: Punjab Pollution Control Board

According to PPCB, the state has witnessed paddy stubble fire on 14.05 lakh hectares till date against 18 lakh hectares in the last year by this time


Punjab: Stubble burning incidents cross last year’s figures, may go up

As many as 1,307 more incidents of stubble burning have been recorded in Punjab till date. Till November 10, Punjab was behind the last year’s figures.

Explained Snippets | Punjab stubble burning: Decline since 2016, but still a concern for Delhi air

The number of incidents, in fact, has come down drastically from 27,000 during the corresponding period in 2016.

Amarinder Singh takes dig at Delhi CM: Can Kejriwal really be an IIT graduate?

Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday blamed the stubble burning in Punjab was solely responsible for the rising air pollution in Delhi-NCR.

Punjab: No one can stop us from burning stubble, say defiant farmers

Meanwhile, stubble burning cases as per Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) records till November 1 were 21,013, while till October 22, they were only 2,500 such cases.

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The impact of stubble burning on Delhi’s air pollution: News in Numbers

Stubble burning is the deliberate setting fire of the straw stubble that remains after wheat is harvested. The smoke from this practice is often blamed as a major factor in Delhi’s air pollution. This is what the data says.