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.
Centre is yet to give time for meeting on Pusa bio-decomposer, other pollution-related issues, said Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai.
The Delhi chief minister said the air is currently clean in Delhi with particulate matter levels in 'good' and 'satisfactory' categories.
The Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Avanish Awasthi has issued orders in this regard after CM Adityanath announced the decision of the state government in this connection.
He urged the Centre to push for this “unbelievably cheap” method, and confirmed his plan to meet the Union Environment Minister soon and seek his intervention.
Every winter, Delhi witnesses a surge in air pollution due to many reasons, including stubble burning in neighbouring states.
Every winter, Delhi witnesses a surge in air pollution levels due to many reasons, including stubble burning in neighbouring states.
The AAP government will be setting up a manufacturing plant for the ‘Pusa bio-decomposer’ spray to be used for decomposing the paddy stubble in the fields.
With the stubble burning season beginning from November, authorities are worried regarding air pollution as its gravity depends on cooperation of neighbouring states.
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.