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2,415 wheat stubble burning incidents so far, 6% higher than last year

May 11, 2020 1:00 pm

Punjab has around 50,000 stubble management machines but still, farmers are finding burning an easy solution.

After initial lull, Punjab farmers start setting fields on fire: 77 incidents of wheat stubble burning in Punjab so far

May 03, 2020 12:30 pm

Farmer outfits and Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) had appealed to farmers to avoid stubble burning amid COVID-19 crisis this year.

Punjab: Panel set up to find solution to stubble burning meets farmer unions

February 19, 2020 4:36 am

Led by (retd) Justice Mehtab Singh Gill, the committee decided to seek proposals from the unions to end the menace of residue burning and manage paddy straw in an eco-friendly manner.

Farm Pollution: Happy Seeder produces not-so-happy results on ground

January 16, 2020 2:23 am

Area under paddy stubble burning in Punjab up despite number of machines almost doubling.

Explained: Paddy stubble burning — Why Punjab farmers are seeing red over red entries, FIRs

December 13, 2019 12:22 pm

The farmers in Punjab are protesting to get all actions taken against them by the adminstration for alleged paddy stubble burning cancelled. These include FIRs, action under the Air Act, red entries in revenue records and environmental compensation imposed on them.

Punjab farm fires acreage up by 4%: Stubble put to fire in 61% of total area under paddy

December 07, 2019 10:49 am

Till November 25 total 52,942 stubble burning cases were recorded in Punjab compared to 51,751 and 50,841, in the corresponding period in 2018 and 2017, respectively

Farm fire FIRs: AAP for immediate withdrawal of cases registered against farmers

November 29, 2019 1:51 am

The AAP legislators said the Punjab government had started a concerted campaign to register cases against the farmers for burning paddy straw, throwing the directives of the Supreme Court and National Green Tribunal (NGT) to the winds.

Punjab farmers hold ‘symbolic’ dharnas, warn of big protests if complaints aren’t quashed

November 26, 2019 8:29 am

The dharnas were organised outside offices of deputy superintendents of police (DSPs), demanding that these complaints and fines be quashed. They warned of another protest against the government if the latter fails to do so.

Punjab looks to biomass power plants to tackle stubble problem

November 25, 2019 1:45 am

The 10 operational plants have an aggregate capacity 72 mega watt (MW) and use 5.50 lakh tonnes of paddy straw, which is around 2.75 per cent of the total paddy stubble produced in Punjab annually.

Red herring? Reports by DCs say nearly half farm fires not due to stubble burning

November 24, 2019 8:45 am

Punjab agriculture secretary Kahan Singh Pannu said, “We are working on it. We are getting things verified yet again as to how come in more than 24,000 cases, the cause of fire was something else but not the crop residue burning”.


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

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

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.