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The air of Punjab is poisoned, the quality level has fallen in 7 days

  Jalandhar: Due to the start of the festive season along with the paddy harvest, the air in Punjab has become toxic. Air pollution has increased due to stubble residue being burnt in the fields after paddy harvesting and firecrackers burning in effigies of Ravan, Meghnad and Kumbhakaran burnt on the occasion of Dussehra festival. According to the statistics obtained from the Punjab Pollution Control Board, on October 1, along with the start of paddy harvesting, cases of stubble burning in the fields also started coming in Punjab. Due to the smoke of the stubble, toxic gases were mixed in the air, causing environmental pollution, which became more polluted due to the firecrackers going off on the occasion of Dussehra. According to statistics, from October 1 to October 9, the air quality level of six major cities of Punjab, including Amritsar, Ludhiana, Mandi Gobindgarh, Patiala, Jalandhar and Khanna, which was normal, gradually increased to 100. and in a few days it increased to more than one and a half in many cities, which is considered injurious to health. On the occasion of Diwali festival on October 24, firecrackers will be fired in tons, which is likely to increase the air pollution.