Why were there so many farm fires in 2020?

In the last 2 months, over 74,000 fires were observed in Punjab compared to 44,000 in 2019 and 57,000 in 2018. What is the reason? Why does stubble burning still persist in Punjab?

Historical trend in farm fires also informs us how the practice has evolved over time. Know all it in this episode of #DocumentingAirpocalypse

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