Punjab reports over 1,200 farm fires despite red alert

Chandigarh, 16/11:Punjab reported more than 1,200 stubble-burning incidents on Thursday, while air quality indices turned ‘severe’ and ‘very poor’ in neighbouring Haryana.

The fresh crop residue burning cases indicated that there was no let up in such cases despite the Punjab Police sounding a red alert in all the districts, warning of legal action against those found burning stubble.

Moreover, flying squads have also been keeping a vigil on stubble burning in the state.




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