| Jalandhar |
October 30, 2020 1:31:20 pm
As Punjab recorded 23,177 stubble fires until October 29 in opposition to 16,734 final yr throughout the identical interval, Amritsar broke its five-year document of most stubble fires in a season by recording 2,035 area burning incidents until Thursday. The earlier excessive was 1,788, which was set by the district in 2016 (when Punjab Distant Sensing Centre began recording the stubble fires by way of satellite tv for pc). Nonetheless, most stubble fires within the state this season have been recorded in Tarn Taran (3,561). However regardless of this, AQI in Punjab’s cities stays between ‘poor’ and ‘reasonable’.
Nonetheless, in accordance with the info sourced from the Central Air pollution Management Board (CPCB), there have been seven cities throughout the nation which recorded the worst AIQ on Thursday out of which 5 cities/cities had been in Haryana. Haryana’s Dharuhera on Thursday had the worst AQI in the entire nation. Dharuhera, which is a city positioned in Rewari district however falls below Delhi NCR and is an enormous industrial hub, recorded ‘extreme’ AQI of 427. Dharuhera was adopted by one other metropolis of Haryana within the listing — Charkhi Dadri, which recorded 418 AQI, whereas Jind, Bhiwadi, Bahadurgarh recorded 405, 404 and 402 AQI, respectively.
Other than these two cities of Uttar Pradesh’s Better Noida and Baghpat additionally recorded ‘extreme’ AQI of 412 and 403, respectively, on Thursday.
In the meantime in Punjab, 50 per cent cities recorded ‘reasonable’ AQI and 50 per cent had ‘poor’ AQI on Thursday. Amritsar (216), Patiala (221), Ludhiana (226) and Khanna (242) recorded ‘poor’ AQI, whereas Bathinda, Jalandhar, Mandi Gobindgarh, Roop Nagar recorded ‘reasonable’ AQI.
In the meantime, regardless of a number of fires being recorded throughout Punjab, no pro-active function is being performed by the 8,000 nodal officers appointed within the state earlier than the harvesting season. They’re simply verifying the fires after getting messages from the Punjab Distant Sensing Centre and importing the main points of the fires on the App whether or not the stubble fires or not.
In Punjab, there are over 13,000 villages out of which paddy is sown in round 10,500 villages, together with in small areas in over 1,000 villages. Successfully 9,500 villages are the primary paddy villages. The federal government had appointed 8,000 nodal officers for these villages. One nodal officer is for one village however the place the dimensions of villages is small, one nodal officer takes care of the 2 villages additionally.
Member Secretary, Punjab Air pollution Management Board (PPCB), Krunesh Garg knowledgeable that nodal officers are visiting the fireplace incident websites bodily to confirm the fireplace and imposing environmental compensation.
However regardless of deputing nodal officers in such massive numbers throughout the state, Amritsar’s paddy stubble burning instances this yr stand at 2,032, in comparison with 1,510 in 2019, 1,151 (2018), 999 (2017) and 1,788 (2016) in years previous to that. Equally, Tarn Taran district too has recorded 3,561 stubble burning instances on this season that are highest in previous 4 years together with 3,373, 2,420, and a pair of,085 within the years 2019, 2018, and 2017, respectively.
There have been complete and three,619 burning incidents within the district in 2016. However the district definitely will cross this mark as a result of the paddy harvesting season on its peak in Punjab.
A senior officer within the Punjab Agriculture Division mentioned that in some districts the farmers are intentionally burning the fields to specific their anger in opposition to Centre’s agri Acts they usually couldn’t high-quality them or ebook below instances.
Until October 28, Punjab Air pollution Management Board (PPCB) has imposed Rs 85.76 lakh environmental compensation in 3,171 instances whereas 2,696 instances have been recognized after bodily visits by which the compensation can be imposed in a day or so. PPCB has additionally recovered Rs 2.07 lakh compensation from farmers until Wednesday. In 2,489 instances ‘purple entry’ has been made in ‘khasra girdawari’ (cultivation register) of the land by which hearth has taken place which implies that it’s going to are available everlasting income document for future reference in addition to that the farmer was a violator. Other than this, 55 instances have been registered below numerous Acts together with in 39 instances prosecution filed below Part 39 of Air Act, 1981, and in 16 instances FIR has been filed below Part 188 of IPC. In 17 instances, setting compensation has been imposed on mix harvesters. In 6,386 instances the sector go to is pending after getting details about the fireplace by way of satellite tv for pc photographs.
The Ministry of Earth Sciences’ monitoring company, SAFAR, has mentioned the share of stubble burning in Delhi’s PM2.5 air pollution was 36 per cent on Thursday – the utmost to this point this season.
The nationwide capital’s air high quality inched nearer to the “extreme” class on Thursday, primarily as a consequence of calm winds and spike in farm fires.
Elevated floor winds velocity and higher air flow circumstances are prone to considerably enhance the scenario by October 31 in Delhi, which witnessed ‘very poor’AQI of 395 on Thursday.
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