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With paddy harvesting underway in Punjab, farm fires have started with 81 cases reported on Saturday, mostly in the Majha region. In an effort to reduce stubble burning, the Punjab government has promised to decrease it by 50% compared to last year. The state recorded 49,000 farm fires in 2022, down from 71,000 in 2021. Punjab plans to make six districts farm fire-free and has measures in place to manage paddy straw. Stubble burning contributes to severe air pollution in North Indian states and Delhi. Farmers argue they have no choice but to burn stubble due to lack of affordable alternatives.
The accused, Sarabjit Singh Sandhu, is estimated to have defrauded nearly 300 visa aspirants from across Punjab by promising them life abroad
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 09:26 AM IST
ByMohit Khanna, Mohali