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States Paddy Crop Residue Burning Down By 31.5%: Govt

The total crop residue burning events in Haryana have come down from 6,987 in 2021 to 3,661 in 2022, a reduction of 47.60 per cent as compared to the corresponding period of last year

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The total paddy crop residue burning events during the period 15. September 2022 to 30 November in Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and NCR Districts of Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Rajasthan have come down from 78,550 in 2021 to 53,792 in 2022, a reduction of 31.5 per cent, as per the figures based on Standard ISRO Protocol for monitoring paddy crop.

The government under its CRM scheme has released more than Rs 3,062 crore to Punjab, NCR State governments and GNCTD during the five-year period from 2018-19 to 2022-23 towards effective management of stubble in the region. 

Of the total releases, more than Rs 1,426 crores have been released to Punjab.

Regarding the availability of machinery for crop residue management procured through the scheme so far, Punjab has about 1.20 Lakh machines; Haryana about 72,700 and U.P. (NCR) about 7,480 machines. 

During the period, about 38,400 custom hiring centres (CHCs) have been established in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, of which about 24,200 CHCs are in Punjab and about 6,775 in Haryana.

The total crop residue burning events in Haryana have come down from 6,987 in 2021 to 3,661 in 2022, a reduction of 47.60 per cent as compared to the corresponding period of last year. 

Similarly, total crop residue burning events in Punjab have come down from 71,304 in 2021 to 49,922 in 2022, a reduction of 29.99 per cent. 

The total crop residue burning events in NCR Districts of UP, Rajasthan and NCT of Delhi have come down from 259 in 2021 to 209 in 2022, a reduction of 19.30 per cent as compared to the corresponding period of last year.


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