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With decline in stubble burning cases, Haryana hopes for better air quality this festival season

Pradeep Sharma

Press Reporter News Service

Chandigarh, October 5

Haryana, particularly Nationwide Capital Area (NCR), can hope for higher air high quality this pageant season with the variety of stubble burning instances coming downing drastically within the post-paddy harvest season.

The variety of energetic hearth places (AFLs) for the interval September 15 to October 4, mapped by the Haryana Area Utility Centre (HARSAC) by way of distant sensing has come down from 160 (2020) to simply 21 this 12 months. The truth is, 16 of the 22 districts have reported zero AFLs this 12 months, officers informed The Press Reporter.

What’s extra creditable is the truth that eight districts, Ambala, Hisar, Jind, Palwal, Panipat, Rewari, Sirsa and Rohtak, falling within the 13 Crimson Zone districts (historically reporting massive variety of AFLs) reported zero such incidents.

Karnal, which reported a most of 46 AFLs final 12 months, reported 4 such incidents with Kurukshetra (31 in 2020) reporting 12 instances. Ambala reported zero instances as towards 22 instances final 12 months. In Kaithal, 2 instances had been reported this 12 months as towards final 12 months’s 21.

Sumita Misra, Further Chief Secretary (Agriculture) claimed that Haryana Authorities’s proactive technique of lowering farm fires and growing space with zero stubble burning had paid wealthy dividends. “With that finish in thoughts, the state authorities has appointed senior officers as nodal officers in 13 Crimson Zone districts for efficient crop residue administration,” she added.

Notably, the Haryana Authorities has set aside an quantity of about Rs 200 crore within the 12 months 2021-22 for the crop residue administration which included liberal incentives to the farmers.

260 instances in Punjab

Punjab reported 260 instances throughout September 15-October Four interval as towards 1,603 instances within the corresponding interval final 12 months. Amritsar reported a most of 161 instances as towards 1,015 instances final 12 months. Tarn Taran reported 34 instances (317 in 2020) and Ludhiana 19 instances (34 in 2020).

Zero instances in 16 Harayna districts

*Throughout post-paddy harvest season, stubble burning instances come right down to 21 from 160 final 12 months

*Eight Crimson Zone districts report zero instances.

*Haryana units aside Rs 200 crore for efficient r crop residue administration.

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