Stubble Burning: Crop Fires Start, Rate Higher Than Last Year

by GoNews Desk Sep 27, 2020 • 02:40 PM Views 247

As paddy harvesting starts, farmers have started stubble burning in parts of Punjab and Haryana. According to the data, 138 cases have come up in the state so far and the rate of burning stubble is higher this year compared to last year. As per the Punjab Remote Sensing Centre (PRSC) on September 21, 14 cases of stubble burning were detected in the state while on September 24, 67 cases were found in Amritsar alone. Last year, there were 117 cases of stubble burning in Punjab from September 21-24, while 138 cases were registered during this year. Last year, the Punjab government had announced a compensation of Rs 2,500 per acre to farmers who did not burn straw, but the scheme benefits farmers with at least five acres of land