Punjab Police has registered stubble burning cases against 1,630 farmers. In all 1327 farmers have been arrested and bailed out till October 16.
Most cities in Punjab except Jalandhar are all in the satisfactory to moderate category in terms of air quality index.
According to official data, Punjab has witnessed over 22,000 incidents of stubble burning so far this year.
The apex court took serious note of crop burning in Punjab, Haryana and Western Uttar Pradesh and said it cannot go unabated every year.
Punjab CM Amarinder said his government has fully seized the problem and was working committedly to put an end to stubble burning.
Through satellite technology, 13 districts have been identified as hot spots of stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana.
Punjab so far has recorded 630 cases of stubble burning incidents till October 11 this year, while Haryana recorded 587 stubble burning incidents in the same period.
The Agriculture Department has urged the Rural Development and Panchayats Department to ensure clean, green and pollution-free environment by preventing stubble burning.
A 2018 survey reported 50,479 stubble fires, post-harvest, forcing Punjab government to form 5,250 farmers groups with a minimum of eight members each.