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.
Amid continuing farmer protests, the government has acceded to their demand of decriminalising stubble burning.
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.
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.
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.
The apex court was hearing a plea which sought directions to provide stubble-removing machines to small and marginal farmers for free.
he advisory has come, as there is no change likely in the current meteorological conditions at least till over the next five days.
With winds picking up speed, a slight improvement in the pollution levels is likely over the next three days, said government agencies.
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
Delhi's 24-hour average AQI, which entered the 'severe' zone on Thursday night, stood at 462 at 4 pm on Friday.
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.
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.
It's the spell between harvesting and sowing when a spike in stubble burning is seen in states like Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
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.
Experts said air pollution will start rising from October 15 when the wind speed reduces and the minimum temperature falls, resulting in a haze.