Huge reduction in the cases of stubble burning in Punjab, 1,377 incidents were reported in Punjab in two days
Punjab Special Director General of Police (Law and Order) Arpit Shukla said that a total of 1,377 incidents of burning of fields have been reported in Punjab in the last two days.
After continuous monitoring and several measures, there has been a decline in the cases of stubble burning in the fields in the last few days. Punjab Special Director General of Police (Law and Order) Arpit Shukla said that a total of 1,377 incidents of burning of fields have taken place in Punjab in the last two days. He has termed it as a huge decline in cases. Following the directions of the Supreme Court, Punjab DGP Gaurav Yadav appointed Shukla as the nodal officer to stop stubble burning. He said that action has been taken against farmers who burn stubble in the fields. Police have so far registered 932 FIRs in this case. At the same time, a fine of Rs 1.67 crore has been imposed in 7,405 cases.
Special Director General of Police Shukla termed the decline in farm fire cases as the result of efforts by police and civil administration officials to curb the problem. A total of 1,072 flying squads, including police and civil officials, are monitoring stubble burning. 2,189 meetings have been held with farmer leaders on this issue since November 8.
Arpit Shukla said that legal action is being initiated against those found burning stubble. Since November 8, the police have registered 932 FIRs, while a fine of Rs 1.67 crore has been imposed in 7,405 cases. Besides, red entries have been made in the revenue records of 340 violators.