Stubble Burning in Haryana: Application Filed For Registering Cases Against 115 Farmers, Says Director of Agriculture Department
Stubble Burning in North India. (Photo Credits: File Image)

New Delhi, October 30:  Despite the poor air quality in Delhi during and days after Diwali, incidents of stubble burning continue in Haryana and Punjab. In the latest such incident, pictures of stubble burning from the state of Haryana in Fatehabad emerged on Wednesday. Dr Balwant Saharan, Director, Agriculture Department was quoted saying by news agency ANI that applications have been filed to get cases registered against around 115 farmers. Air Quality Deteriorates in Delhi: NASA Satellite Image Shows Stubble Burning in Punjab And Haryana, Fire Map Indicates Alarming Situation.

The air quality in Delhi has deteriorated days after Diwali. However, adding to the menace in the national capital is the practice of stubble burning in the neighbouring states of Haryana, Punjab. Stubble Burning Continues In Punjab.

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Delhi remained blanketed by a thick haze on Wednesday with its air quality dropping further, largely due to the heavy load of smoke from stubble burning in neighbouring Haryana and Punjab, according to government agencies.

The city’s pollution levels peaked at 2 am, touching the 423 mark. The overall air quality index (AQI) oscillated between 410 and 420 during the day, according to data from the Central Pollution Control Board. Twenty-seven of the 37 air quality monitoring stations across Delhi recorded the AQI in the “severe” category. Anand Vihar was the most polluted area in the capital with an AQI of 464 and Wazirpur following with an AQI of 462. (With PTI Inputs)