Hisar, June 28
Opposite to the notion that the incidents of stubble burning had declined over time in Haryana, the burnt space of paddy was the best within the final kharif season final yr.
The burnt space of paddy straw was 16.96% in 2018, 17.70% in 2019 and 15.75% in 2020, revealed the information procured by a farmer by way of the RTI Act from the state Agriculture Division
A hearth spot might unfold over a number of acres
We don’t measure the entire burnt space of a selected hearth spot and supply solely the variety of spots. One hearth spot could also be in an acre of farm or could also be unfold over a number of acres. — Dr VS Arya, Director, HARSAC
The Haryana Agriculture Division’s information indicated that the paddy space which was burnt had elevated within the final kharif season (2021) in comparison with 2018 and 2019 in Haryana, indicating the rising menace of stubble burning by the farmers in Haryana. About 24.19% of the whole paddy space was burnt for disposing of the paddy straw, the information compiled by the Agriculture Division on November 30, 2021, revealed.
Earlier, the burnt space of paddy straw was 16.96% in 2018, 17.70% in 2019 and 15.75% in 2020, revealed the date procured by a farmer by way of the RTI Act from the Haryana’s Agriculture Division.
The farmer Sajjan Kumar had filed the RTI utility to hunt data of the world burnt by the paddy farmers within the final 4 years.
Based on this information, out of the entire space of 14.47 lakh hectare paddy in 2018, paddy space burnt was 2.45 lakh hectares, which was 16.96% of the entire space. Equally, the determine of burnt paddy space was 2.37 lakh hectares out of the entire paddy space of 13.40 lakh hectare (17.70%) in 2019 and a pair of.16 lakh hectares of the entire 13.72 lakh hectare (15.76%) in 2020. However the earlier yr noticed an upward pattern of almost 9% within the burnt space as 3.54 lakh hectare paddy space was reported as burnt out of the entire rice space of 14.63 lakh hectares in 2021 on November 30, 2021. The officers had claimed on the finish of the kharif harvesting season that the variety of farm fires had gone down by round 30% in Haryana.
Final yr’s information revealed that Fatehabad had the most important space of burnt space of paddy at 62.5 thousand hectares of 1.17 lakh hectares of paddy which is about 53.37% of the entire space. Kurukshetra (38.60%) is second, Panipat (34.66%) second and Karnal is at third spot with a burnt space of 34.10%.
It could be recalled that the Haryana Area Purposes Centre (HARSAC), a collaborator of ISRO, which is a nodal company for Distant Sensing and GIS functions of the Haryana Authorities compiles the information of crop stubble burning in Haryana. HARSAC is situated on the campus of the Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agriculture College Hisar.
Dr VS Arya, director, HARSAC, said that they seize the photographs of the lively hearth areas (AFLs) by way of satellite tv for pc and submit the information to the company involved of the Haryana Authorities for additional evaluation and motion. Whereas refusing to share any information compiled by the HARSAC, he said that they supply the areas and numbers of the AFLs captured by way of the satellite tv for pc. “We don’t measure the entire burnt space of a selected hearth spot and supply solely the variety of spots. One hearth spot could also be in an acre of farm or could also be unfold over a number of acres,” he said.