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Punjab: 1,068 Stubble Burning Cases Reported In One Day, NASA Image Shows 740 Per Cent Increase In Farm Fires

Stubble burning is considered as a leading cause of air pollution in Punjab and Haryana during the months of October and November.

Stubble burning in Punjab
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NASA's Worldview satellite has revealed a whopping 740 percent incres in stubble burning in the northern state of Punjab after a relatively smoke-less October. This development came with the 1,068 farm fire incidents - the highest in a single day in the current harvesting season.

In a bid to bring the situation under control, the administration has deployed fire brigade team to extinguish the farm fires.

Stubble burning is considered as a leading cause of air pollution in Punjab and Haryana during the months of October and November.

Rapid increase in stubble burning

According to NASA's findings, the October 26 data shows significant increase as compared to October 25. After a significant rise in the number of fires on October 27, the next day witnessed a sharp decline.But, the very next day on Sunday, farm fires were seen across large parts of the state.

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NASA Satellite Image

On the contatry, despite the rising trend this season, the state this year witnessed a 57 per cent decline in farm fires between September 15 to October 29 from last year.

As per official data, from September 15 to October 29, the state witnessed a total of 5,254 farm fire incidents as against 12,112 such cases last year.

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