Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
TopicStubble burning

Topic: stubble burning

Punjab & Haryana’s 2009 policy to save water worsened air pollution, says ISRO study

The 2009 Act brought in by Punjab and Haryana had no impact on groundwater, shifted the crop harvesting window and stubble burning patterns to low wind season, worsening pollution.

India takes new steps to kick old habits of burning farm waste

Workers in Haryana are encouraging farmers to use a new organic spray to decompose crop residue, rather than set it ablaze, in a bid to deal with stubble burning.

5 states didn’t comply with air quality panel’s order to curb pollution — govt report to SC

Report says that while Delhi has partially followed the steps suggested by the air quality commission, UP, Haryana and Rajasthan have been listed in the 'poorly complied' category.

A solution to stubble burning that gets to its root cause

Encouraging farmers in the western Indo-Gangetic Plain to give up rice will take considerable effort, but the benefits are clear.

Cash sops, machine subsidies & more — why nothing has helped stop stubble burning in Punjab

From cash incentives to biomass power plants, governments have been spending crores to contain farm fires, but have had limited success.

Took steps but need funds — Punjab tells SC, puts stubble-burning ball in Centre’s court

Punjab wants the Centre to provide an incentive of Rs 100 per quintal to farmers for mixing the paddy straw to the soil and stop burning it, lists diversification plan.

Hue & cry over stubble burning baseless: SC pulls up Centre, states on Delhi pollution

New Delhi: The central government Monday claimed stubble burning by farmers contributes to just 10 per cent of air pollution in Delhi, prompting the...

Awareness camps, machines, inspection — how Haryana’s Ambala cut farm fires by 80% in a year

Ambala saw 702 farm fires last year between 15 September and 30 October. This year, figure has fallen to 146. Numbers compare quite favourably with Haryana’s overall figures.

How an agritech firm is helping Haryana, Punjab farmers use bio-decomposer to curb stubble burning

A Bengaluru-based firm is providing bio-decomposer in the form of ready-to-use spray solution to help farmers eliminate crop residue burning.

Covid piggybacking on soot? Researchers link stubble burning to Delhi’s 3rd wave in Nov 2020

According to researchers at IITM, Pune, the onset of stubble burning in Punjab & Haryana coincided with a 10-fold increase in daily Covid cases in Delhi. 

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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

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Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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