Chandigarh-The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab on Tuesday counseled the Mann authorities of the state for being profitable in holding the AQI average in Punjab even on Diwali. Punjab on Diwali (from 7AM on Nov 12 to 6AM on Nov 13) recorded common AQI 207 which was average and considerably higher than final 12 months.
Addressing a press convention from the occasion workplace in Chandigarh AAP spokesperson Jagtar Singh Sanghera, together with Babbi Badal and Bikramjit Passi, mentioned that it’s a matter of pleasure for the Punjab authorities that the air high quality index this 12 months was higher by 22.8 % in comparison with 2022. The air high quality index was 7.6% higher in 2022 in comparison with 2021 Diwali and this 12 months additional enchancment was registered.
The air high quality index from 7 am on the day of Diwali to six am the subsequent day was 268 in 2021, whereas final 12 months the air high quality index was 224, this 12 months it was 207.
Sanghera added that it was the results of the Mann authorities’s steady efforts. Punjab authorities, underneath the management of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, has established steady ambient air high quality monitor stations in six cities, Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Khanna, Mandi Gobindgarh and Patiala, which constantly monitor air high quality and gather actual information.
He mentioned that stubble burning situations are down by 70% in Punjab, which is an enormous consider higher air high quality. The Mann authorities, since day one, is working diligently to avoid wasting assets of Punjab, water, air and soil, and enhance the setting within the state. Around 1 lakh 40 thousand machines have been distributed that are used for paddy stubble administration. Co-operative societies and NGOs get 80% subsidy on these machines and people get 50% subsidy. More and extra organisations and societies are being inspired to purchase these machines. Farmers are getting training, consciousness and means to avoid wasting the environment. He mentioned that stubble is getting used to provide biofuel and farmers are getting further revenue sources.
Sanghera mentioned that Punjab authorities equipment and system was absolutely energetic. Thanks to the Punjab Government and the non-public curiosity and administration of CM Bhagwant Mann, 70 % much less stubble burning situations have been recorded, varieties like PUSA-44 banned. Our intention is to attain zero stubble burning situations.
Concluding AAP spokesperson urged the central authorities to take related steps in order that this downside might be tackled correctly. He mentioned that the Centre ought to give MSP on 22 crops together with lentils and maize. He mentioned that the centre ought to assist the Punjab authorities to encourage crop diversification.