Ludhiana, Nov. 13 -- Fines totalling over Rs 2 crore were imposed on farmers for setting paddy residue on fire, of which only Rs 4.8 lakh have been recovered so far, which is merely 2%, stated the action taken report compiled by the government on November 9.

Patiala topped the list in imposing environmental compensation and with most red entries in Khasra Girdawari in cases of stubble burning. While 34 cases have been registered against farmers of Mansa district for setting paddy residue on fire.

On the other hand, not a single penny was recovered and no FIR was registered in Bathinda where the most numbers of 3,494 fire incidents were detected by the teams of district administration.Shaheed Bhagat Singh (SBS) Nagar, Nawanshahr, Muktsar, ...