New Delhi: The central government on Monday claimed that the number of incidents of stubble burning is less than last year. It also said that the Center has started preparations as the harvesting season approaches.
“The number of fires so far in the current year has come down from 3,431 to 1,695 as compared to the corresponding period of last year,” the Center said.
Total farm fire incidents in Punjab are 1,444, while in Haryana there were 2,375 incidents in 2021 There are 2,44 as compared to 1,026 in the previous year, and UP (NCR) has 05, while there are 30 fire incidents during the same period of 2021.
There have been 02 fire incidents in NCT of Delhi this year. No fire incident has been reported from two NCR districts of Rajasthan.
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The Air Quality Management Commission (CAQM) in NCR and adjoining areas is actively monitoring the incidents of burning of paddy residue for one month from 15th September 2022 in 8 NCR districts of Punjab, Haryana and UP.
During the current harvesting season, the first paddy residue burning incident took place in Punjab on 15 September, Haryana on 18 September, NCR districts of Uttar Pradesh on 30 September and Delhi on 05 October.
In the year 2022, several meetings have been held regarding the preparation and implementation of action plan for prevention and control of paddy straw burning.
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