Monday, 4 July, 2022
TopicStubble burning

Topic: stubble burning

Morning after Diwali, Delhi air quality ‘severe’ but better than last year’s, relief likely

Post-Diwali pollution levels Sunday were marginally lower than what was recorded in 2019 with AQI at 459 at 11 am. Last year, AQI on the day after Diwali in Delhi had touched 506.

How Covid has worsened Delhi’s air pollution crisis

A shortage of migrant farm workers seems to be pushing Punjab's stubble burning season further into the winter months when smog settles most persistently.

We burn stubble ‘out of desperation’ because govt hasn’t found solutions, Punjab farmers say

Farmers say they are bearing the brunt of Punjab govt’s failures. But government says they are looking at several sustainable solutions to curb stubble burning.

Stubble burning could decline this week but Delhi unlikely to get respite from toxic air soon

At 486, Delhi’s AQI in severe category Tuesday, according to CPCB. Pollution monitors hit 500, the maximum reading, in many areas.

All about stubble burning, its alternatives and steps taken by Centre and state govts

A major reason behind Delhi’s worsening air quality is stubble burning by farmers in Punjab and Haryana. But vehicles and industrial emissions also contributors.

Atrocities on farmers over stubble burning extremely condemnable, says Mayawati

The BSP supremo Saturday appealed to the Uttar Pradesh govt to make farmers aware about stubble burning and its impact on air pollution, before initiating any action against them.

Toxic air from farm fires could make North India’s Covid fight deadlier

Air pollution damages lungs and other body tissues, reducing body’s ability to resist coronavirus, which may result in more severe forms of Covid.

Reader View: Govt needs to encourage farmers to adopt other methods to tackle stubble burning

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Stubble burning in Punjab up 67%, govt officials blame lockdown for early paddy cultivation

Punjab govt has taken a number of steps to curb stubble burning, but has still registered 16,058 incidents between 21 September and 26 October this year.

Delhi’s air quality deteriorates, several areas record ‘severe’ levels of pollution

Significant increase in stubble fire count was observed around Haryana, Punjab, and neighbouring regions which stood at 1,213 on Thursday.

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Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Indian Naval Air Squadron INAS 324 commissioned at Visakhapatnam | Twitter | @PBNS_India

India’s Eastern Seaboard gets its first naval air squadron INAS 324

With INAS 324, the Indian Navy's Eastern Seaboard will now operate a naval air squadron with HAL’s indigenously built Advanced Light Helicopter.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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