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 Fall in stubble residue burning in UP, Punjab, Haryana: Govt
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Fall in stubble residue burning in UP, Punjab, Haryana: Govt

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New Delhi, Nov 22 :  There has been a reduction in stubble residue burning incidents in the three states of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana during 2019-20 with 19.2 per cent less incidents recorded than 2018, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Friday.

Replying to supplementaries during question hour, Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar said Uttar Pradesh recorded 36.8 per cent reduction, Haryana recorded 25.1 per cent reduction and Punjab recorded 16.8 per cent reduction in the stubble burning incidents in the current season as compared to 2018.

'There has been a 15 per cent to 41 per cent reduction in parali burning incidents in 2018 as compared to that in 2017 and 2016 respectively,' he added. (UNI)