Wheat stubble burning cases at 11,844, highest in two years

Hindustan Times | May 22, 2020 at 6:29 PM
  • Even as the state government expected a dip in the number of wheat stubble burning cases this season due to the covid-19 pandemic, the number of such instances in the state has touched 11,844, the highest since 2018.
  • In the state, wheat stubble is used to make dry fooder for cattle, and farmers burn only the leftover roots.
  • Till May 30, the government has imposed a fine of Rs 33 lakh on farmers as environment compensation in 1,191 cases of stubble fires.