New Delhi: The stubble burning incidents came down to 6,391 in the last 45 days period (15th September, 2023 to 29th October, 2023) from 13,964 in the corresponding period in 2022, as per the government data.
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change said that its a reduction of 54.2 percent and 44.3 percent respectively.
The total stubble burning incidents detected in Punjab during these 45 days period is 5,254 as against 12,112 in 2022 and 9,001 in 2021.
The farm fire events reported in Punjab during the 45 days period of current year are 56.6% & 41.6% lesser as compared to the corresponding periods in 2022 and 2021 respectively.
In Punjab, during the same period, the single day highest fire count during this year was reported on 29th October i.e., 1,068 as against 2,067 reported on 28th October in 2022 and 1,353 reported on 29th October in 2021.
In Haryana the total stubble burning incidents detected during these 45 days period are 1,094 as against 1,813 in 2022 and 2,413 in 2021.
The farm fire events reported in Haryana during the current year are 39.7% and 54.7% lesser as compared to the corresponding periods in 2022 and 2021 respectively.
Central Government releases funds of Rs. 3,333 crore under the Crop Residue Management Scheme for management of paddy straw.
The State Governments of Punjab and Haryana advised by CAQM to mobilize the entire State administrative machinery to take all preventive and corrective measure for control of stubble burning.