Har­vest not over, but Pun­jab farm fires touch 2017 level

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES NATION - Neel.Ka­mal@ times­group.com

Bathinda: Pun­jab’s Malwa re­gion, known as the state’s cot­ton belt, has reg­is­tered a steep in­crease in paddy stub­ble burn­ing this year till Fri­day, Novem­ber 9, com­pared to the rest of the state.

This comes as bad news for Del­hiNCR which is al­ready reel­ing un­der acute air pol­lu­tion. Pun­jab recorded 39,973 cases of stub­ble burn­ing till Novem­ber 9 this year com­pared to 40,510 cases recorded till Novem­ber 9, 2017, ac­cord­ing to data by the Pun­jab Re­mote Sens­ing Cen­tre. The dif­fer­ence is a mere 537 fewer cases. The num­ber of stub­ble burn­ing cases is ex­pected to sur­pass 2017 fig­ures.

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