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Human Rights Commission seeks detailed report from Punjab on stubble burning

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) expressed strong concern over stubble burning cases in North India.

To date in Punjab, Bathinda and its adjoining eight districts, including Sangrur and Barnala, have reported 15,558 cases which was 53% of total stubble burning cases of 29,400. (HT File)
Published on Nov 11, 2022 06:09 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

SC rejects urgent hearing on plea against farm fires

New Delhi: Not everything is judicially manageable, the Supreme Court remarked on Thursday as it declined to grant an urgent hearing to a public interest litigation (PIL) demanding fresh guidelines on stubble burning and other urgent steps to curb the rising air pollution

 A clear sky seen at Kartvya Path/ near India Gate, in New Delhi.
Updated on Nov 11, 2022 03:03 AM IST

Farm fires hit 2-week low as winds dissuade farmers

According to officials of the Punjab agricultural department, farmers did not set their crop residue on fire, worrying that the strong winds may cause the blazes to spread to neighbouring fields or accidentally cause freshly sown crops to catch fire.

Data from Punjab Remote Sensing Centre (PRSC) on Sunday showed only two districts with more than 100 fires, the largest number–130–was in Mansa. (Photos by Sanjeev Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Published on Nov 07, 2022 07:23 AM IST
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Stubble burning: UP govt mulling stringent legal action as cases spike

Around 800 different farm fire incidents were reported in the last fortnight from 18 districts in Uttar Pradesh.

Though awareness campaigns regarding those highlighting the harms of stubble burning were held, no better results were seen. (HT File Photo)
Published on Nov 06, 2022 08:32 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

Air pollution: Pathankot only Punjab district with no farm fire

The administration held awareness camps, launched a YouTube channel and formed WhatsApp groups of villagers that resulted in the cooperation of farmers in making the district free of farm fire.

Paddy straw burning in Punjab and Haryana is one of the reasons behind the alarming spike in air pollution levels in the national capital region in October and November. (ANI)
Updated on Nov 06, 2022 04:50 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao
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