Punjab records 2,131 farm fires, highest so far this season


In a major spike in stubble burning incidents, Punjab on Monday reported 2,131 farm fires, the highest so far this season, with Sangrur accounting for 330.

With the fresh incidents of stubble burning, the cumulative farm fire cases between September 15 and October 31 reached 16,004, according to Punjab Remote Sensing Centre data.

During the same period in 2020 and 2021, the state had recorded 29,615 and 13,124 stubble burning incidents, respectively.