stubble burning

Stubble burning in Odisha worries green activists

Farmers in Jeypore, Borigumma, Kotpad and Kundra are increasingly resorting to the practice of setting fire to the straw heaps instead of using them for traditional purposes like cattle fodder. 

published on : 13th December 2021

Centre to decriminalise stubble burning: Union Agriculture Minister

Amid continuing farmer protests, the government has acceded to their demand of decriminalising stubble burning.

published on : 28th November 2021

Centre agrees to farmers demand of decriminalising stubble burning, says Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar

With regard to withdrawal of cases against farmers during the agitation, Tomar said this is in the domain of the state governments.

published on : 27th November 2021

Delhi, neighbouring states list steps taken to curb pollution

At this point, the bench emphasised on the need to have adequate number of mechanised machines for road cleaning in the city to tackle the dust which is a major source of pollution.

published on : 18th November 2021

Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi promises farmers to quash old, stubble burning FIRs against them

The chief minister also promised to cancel all FIRs against farmers, registered in the state during their protests against the Centre's three farm laws.

published on : 17th November 2021

Fashionable to blame farmers for pollution: SC judge

The apex court was hearing a plea which sought directions to provide stubble-removing machines to small and marginal farmers for free.

published on : 13th November 2021

Haze thickens, Delhi inches towards emergency mode

he advisory has come, as there is no change likely in the current meteorological conditions at least till over the next five days.

published on : 13th November 2021

Delhi air quality remains 'severe' for third day 

With winds picking up speed, a slight improvement in the pollution levels is likely over the next three days, said government agencies.

published on : 8th November 2021

The cracker controversy: The way out

Stubble burning, we are told, is a much more complicated matter. Of course, it is. But so is pollution. It cannot be reduced just to Diwali fireworks

published on : 6th November 2021

Smog chokes Delhi; crackers, farm fires lead to worst post-Diwali AQI in 5 years

Delhi's 24-hour average AQI, which entered the 'severe' zone on Thursday night, stood at 462 at 4 pm on Friday.

published on : 5th November 2021

Air quality index in Delhi may worsen post Diwali due to stubble burning

The Union Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) in its air quality forecast on Wednesday said that Thursday onwards, AQI will reach the upper end of the 'very poor' zone.

published on : 4th November 2021

'Patake Nahi Diye Jalao': Delhi government to launch new campaign to enforce ban on firecrackers

Environment minister Gopal Rai held a joint meeting with officials of the Delhi Police and the environment department to oversee the fight against pollution in the Capital.

published on : 26th October 2021

Delhi's Enactus Hansraj craft alternative measures to help farmers dispose crop residue

It's the spell between harvesting and sowing when a spike in stubble burning is seen in states like Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

published on : 21st October 2021

Delhiites should pitch in to bring down pollution in Capital, says Kejriwal as stubble burning begins

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also noted that pollution caused locally was in safe limit but stubble burning in other states was increasing it.

published on : 12th October 2021

Change in wind directions, rise in farm fires lead to poor air quality in NCR

Experts said air pollution will start rising from October 15 when the wind speed reduces and the minimum temperature falls, resulting in a haze.

published on : 10th October 2021
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