Stubble burning continues in Punjab, Haryana despite warnings

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Union Cabinet Secretary on Tuesday reviewed the progress made in the arrangements, since Sunday, to control Air Pollution in the National Capital Region.

It was observed that the cases of crop stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana still continues  and that there is a need for more focussed action.

These States have now been directed that more monitoring teams should be deployed on the field to ensure that the violators are taken to task by imposing suitable penalties.

The situation in the capital where different agencies are coordinating was also discussed and it was felt that there was a need for enhanced efforts to control the situation.

The states have also been directed to ensure that they are fully prepared for meeting any exigency in the future.