Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav said Pusa bio-decomposer would be given to farmers in Haryana free of cost for one lakh acre of land and in Delhi.
Environmental experts have identified dust on roads and construction sites also as one of the major causes of air pollution.
The U.N. health agency released its revised guidance as climate change is a leading topic at the U.N. General Assembly in New York.
The commission said it conducted extensive stakeholders’ consultations with NTPC Limited and other state and private power plant operators on the potential use of paddy stubble.
Stubble burning: Central commission directs 11 thermal plants around Delhi to co-fire biomass pellets
Ex-situ utilisation of paddy straw is an important strategy amongst various means of prevention and control of paddy straw burning, the panel said.
Delhi residents lose 9.7 years of their lives due to pollution while those in UP lose 9.5 years, according to the findings.
Air pollution could cut life expectancy by nine years in North India; in Maharashtra, MP by additional 2.5 years: Study
In 2019, India's average particulate matter concentration was 70.3 microgram per cubic meter (µg/m3 ), the highest in the world and seven times the World Health Organisation's guideline of 10 µg/m3.
The commission stressed over the need to develop and implement a standardised methodology across NCR for the monitoring of fire events at a meeting with ISR held in December last year.
The authors also reveal that the sampling results indicate lapses on the part of regulatory agencies to control emissions from the sources
Following the direction from the State Pollution Control Board (PCB), the Ernakulam unit of PCB will conduct a year-long study to identify the sources and extent of air pollution in Kochi.
Once a session starts an ordinance has to be passed as a bill within 42 days or six weeks, else it lapses.
The installation of sensors and other beautification works worth Rs 31 crore to be taken up in the first phase of the project to improve the city’s air quality.
It showed that 'an increase of 10 units of PM 2.5 leads to 7.09 new cumulative respiratory admissions per week, keeping other factors constant'.
According to data from the Telangana State Pollution Control Board, the city's Air Quality Index is being recorded in 'good category' since the last few days.
The air quality of the city was ‘poor’ with an index value of 203 at 9.05 pm, showed realtime data of the Central Pollution Control Board.