Wednesday, 29 June, 2022
TopicStubble burning

Topic: stubble burning

Rs 878 crore action plan to free Punjab of stubble burning, says Chief Secretary

While outlining the steps taken by the state, Vini Mahajan stressed the need to compensate farmers for the additional costs incurred by them for management of paddy straw.

Modi govt’s commitment to air pollution crisis must go beyond lip service

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Tackling stubble burning could reduce high BP risk, save $2 billion over 5 years — study

Researchers from IIT Delhi, Brookings Institution and Ashoka University find reducing disease burden associated with hypertension can help save $1.73 to 2.24 billion over 5 years.

Not satisfied with work done by Commission for Air Quality Management, SC says

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the centre, said the Commission is working on a war footing and several steps have been taken to deal with pollution.

Stubble burning in Punjab increased 44% this year compared to 2019 — Centre’s report in SC

New Delhi: Stubble burning cases in Punjab have increased by over 44 per cent this year compared to 2019, according to a report submitted...

Stubble burning has stopped but Delhi’s air pollution remains serious, says Javadekar

The minister also said the Central Pollution Control Board has issued a notice to the Delhi govt to take strict & swift action on complaints to it about activities causing pollution.

Delhi’s Covid death rate increased due to pollution by stubble burning, says Satyendar Jain

Delhi Health Minister noted that since the pollution due to stubble-burning is less now, the downtrend in deaths will be there in a few weeks.

Pusa tablets — the microbial cocktail that gives farmers an alternative to stubble burning

'Pusa capsules', developed by Indian Agriculture Research Institute, can accelerate decomposition process in plants and clear stubble without needing to burn it.

Citing Delhi pollution, MLA Atishi seeks action on ‘criminal negligence’ of Punjab, Haryana CMs

In letter to Commission for Air Quality Management, AAP MLA Atishi says Punjab & Haryana CMs are directly responsible for ‘catastrophic failure' of their govts to curb stubble burning.

AAP wants criminal negligence cases filed against Punjab, Haryana CMs for stubble burning

The pollution caused by stubble-burning has weakened the lungs of people, which were already affected due to Covid-19, AAP Spokesperson and Kalkaji MLA Atishi claimed.

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