Despite Ban And Penalties, Stubble Burning Has Only Increased This Year

On paper, open burning of crop residue is an offence punishable by a fine of Rs 2,500 per acre for stubble burning.

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And in Punjab alone in one month, the Pollution Control Board had imposed a fine of Rs 8,92,500 as “environmental compensation cess” on framers caught burning the stubble.

AP

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