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EPCA Writes To Chief Secretaries Of Punjab, Uttar Pradesh And Haryana To Take Action On Early Stubble Burning

Stubble burning in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana is one of the main causes of air pollution in the national capital Delhi

EPCA Writes To Chief Secretaries Of Punjab, Uttar Pradesh And Haryana To Take Action On Early Stubble Burning
Highlights
  • EPCA has asked the three states to take stock of the situation and act
  • Stubble burning has started in Punjab and bordering regions
  • Due to low wind situation, the impact on Delhi’s AQI will be minimal

New Delhi: The Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) wrote to the chief secretaries of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to take stock of the situation and take action after early burning of crop residue was brought to notice on Tuesday (September 22). Bhure Lal, chairman, EPCA told ANI, “We have written to chief secretaries of all the three states to take stock of the situation and start acting. We have asked them to implement Supreme Court’s order which is a state’s responsibility.”

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We have been monitoring the subsidies paid by Central government to procure tools and implement to enable the farmers and the societies at the Panchayat level to give it a proper shape for commercialisation, added Mr Lal.

EPCA have also asked the chief secretaries to put their village level bodies to ensure burning does not take place.

Chief secretaries have also been requested to set up a control room in which directions can be issued and actions can be taken both for ensuring that the machineries are within reach of the farmers as well ensuring enforcement of the non-compliance that is reported from the field.

According to SAFAR estimate based on harmonising the INSAT-3, 3D, and NASA satellite, the fire counts were around 42 on September 21. Fire counts were 20 and nil on Sep 20 and September 15 respectively.

Impact of stubble burning which has started in Punjab and bordering regions will remain minimal in Delhi’s Air Quality Index (AQI) level as due to low wind situation.

EPCA would be submitting its report to the Supreme Court on targets being set for the year and urgent measure to be taken by the state government to combat stubble burning.

Also Read: Air Pollution In Delhi: Punjab, Haryana To Bank On More Machines, Biomass Plants To Reduce Stubble Burning

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State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
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65,96,645 1,825

29,333 1,075

64,27,426 2,879

1,39,886 21

Kerala

48,79,790 11,150

83,333 2,476

47,69,373 8,592

27,084 82

Karnataka

29,84,484 462

9,103 26

29,37,405 479

37,976 9

Tamil Nadu

26,90,633 1,170

14,058 268

26,40,627 1,418

35,948 20

Andhra Pradesh

20,61,810 523

5,566 88

20,41,924 608

14,320 3

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,058 11

112 6

16,87,048 17

22,898

West Bengal

15,82,813 867

7,491 63

15,56,315 795

19,007 9

Delhi

14,39,466 25

310 12

14,14,066 37

25,090

Odisha

10,36,532 559

4,387 106

10,23,849 451

8,296 2

Chhattisgarh

10,05,735 34

185 3

9,91,979 36

13,571 1

Rajasthan

9,54,393 1

38 0

9,45,401 1

8,954

Gujarat

8,26,340 14

176 9

8,16,077 22

10,087 1

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,709 9

82 3

7,82,104 6

10,523

Haryana

7,71,116 15

133 7

7,60,934 8

10,049

Bihar

7,26,036 3

30 12

7,16,345 15

9,661

Telangana

6,69,556 191

3,968 28

6,61,646 162

3,942 1

Assam

6,07,427 308

3,610 25

5,97,859 282

5,958 1

Punjab

6,02,113 32

232 16

5,85,331 15

16,550 1

Jharkhand

3,48,486 25

142 14

3,43,209 11

5,135

Uttarakhand

3,43,773 8

176 1

3,36,199 6

7,398 1

Jammu And Kashmir

3,31,299 78

800 3

3,26,070 80

4,429 1

Himachal Pradesh

2,21,936 110

1,394 46

2,16,815 64

3,727

Goa

1,77,706 47

597 23

1,73,755 70

3,354

Puducherry

1,27,521 42

461 29

1,25,208 71

1,852

Manipur

1,22,970 71

1,360 2

1,19,706 66

1,904 3

Mizoram

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10,263 505

1,04,548 1,243

396 3

Tripura

84,351 2

95 7

83,440 9

816

Meghalaya

83,158 79

761 21

80,958 58

1,439

Chandigarh

65,312 2

24 1

64,468 3

820

Arunachal Pradesh

55,043 12

138 7

54,625 19

280

Sikkim

31,800 17

175 6

31,232 22

393 1

Nagaland

31,659 18

255 8

30,728 10

676

Ladakh

20,886 3

34 0

20,644 3

208

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,676

2 2

10,670 2

4

Lakshadweep

10,365

0 0

10,314

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,646

7 1

7,510 1

129

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