Pujab Pollution Today: Punjab Police has registered 932 FIRs against farmers for stubble burning since November 8, while a fine of Rs 1.67 crore has been imposed in 7,405 cases related to it. A senior official gave this information on Sunday (November 19). According to Special Director General of Police Arpit Shukla, adverse entries have been made in the revenue records of 340 farmers regarding stubble burning.
The DGP said that the concerted efforts made by the Punjab Police to stop stubble burning have yielded significant results and there has been a significant decline in the cases of stubble burning in the last two days. 740 and 637 cases of stubble burning were recorded in the state on Sunday and Saturday respectively.
Stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana is considered to be a major reason behind the dangerous increase in air pollution levels in the national capital Delhi during the months of October and November. The air quality index (AQI) of the city stood at 290 at 7 am on Sunday. AQI in Delhi was 319 on Saturday, 405 on Friday and 419 on Thursday. At the same time, the air quality index in many parts of Haryana and Punjab remained in the ‘very poor’ and ‘poor’ category.
AQI recorded in many parts of Punjab
AQI 298 was recorded in Bathinda, Punjab. AQI was recorded at 250 in Rupnagar, 239 in Mandi Gobindgarh, 234 in Ludhiana, 223 in Patiala, 219 in Amritsar, 202 in Jalandhar and 171 in Khanna. AQI was recorded at 392 in Sonipat, Haryana, 361 in Fatehabad, 352 in Sirsa, 328 in Faridabad, 266 in Jind, 260 in Rohtak, 245 in Bhiwani, 236 in Gurugram and 212 in Kaithal. The AQI in Chandigarh, the joint capital and union territory of Punjab and Haryana, was 141.
Farmers fined for burning stubble
An AQI between zero and 50 is considered ‘good’, 51 and 100 ‘satisfactory’, 101 and 200 ‘moderate’, 201 and 300 ‘poor’, 301 and 400 ‘very poor’, 401 and Between 450 is considered ‘severe’ and above 450 is considered ‘very serious’. The level of air pollution has increased in Punjab due to stubble burning. The police have also registered a case against the farmers who burn stubble. Along with this, fine has also been imposed on many farmers.
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