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Satellite eye on stubble burning: 350 hotspots in most of these 13 districts in Haryana

stubble burning in Haryana

In Haryana, the government has identified 350 hotspots for stubble burning in the state. Numberdars have been deployed here for surveillance. Along with this, like every year, the incidents of stubble burning are being monitored through satellite. 13 districts that have been identified in the agriculture department report for stubble burning include Karnal, Kaithal, Kurukshetra, Panchkula, Ambala, Sirsa, Fatehabad, Yamunanagar, Palwal, Panipat, Jind, Sonipat, and Rohtak.

Only these districts are the producers of paddy in the state and in the rest of the districts sowing of paddy is reduced. The department has prepared a list of one thousand villages. Of these, 350 are villages that are hotspots in case of stubble burning. Apart from this, there are 650 such villages where cases of stubble burning are less.

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Like every year, Haryana Space Applications Center (HARSEC) is monitoring the cases of stubble burning through satellites. Along with this, the teams of the Agriculture Department themselves will also be in the field. In Haryana, this time paddy has been sown on 13.50 lakh hectares.

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