Monday, 8 August, 2022
TopicStubble burning

Topic: stubble burning

Don’t politicise pollution, need to sit together & find solution to stubble burning: Kejriwal

In a video message posted on Twitter, Kejriwal said that Delhi did everything they could to reduce pollution but concrete steps have to be taken against stubble burning.

Amar Ujala blames govts for Delhi smog, Dainik Bhaskar says Centre should spend on health

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Delhi’s air pollution masks a class war that nobody is willing to talk about

Patakha over Parali appears to be the choice that many Delhi residents have made in the war between bursting crackers and farmers burning stubble.

Write to Captain uncle, Khattar uncle about Delhi’s air pollution: CM Kejriwal tells school children

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal handed out masks to school children as a part of his govt's initiative, and also told them to stop garbage burning in the city.

Kejriwal tells Punjab, Haryana ‘with folded hands’: Stop Delhi from becoming gas chamber

Kejriwal’s Delhi govt said effective stubble fire counts in Punjab & Haryana increased to 2,577 in the last 24 hours, pushing air pollution levels to severe.

Centre directs Haryana & Punjab to completely stop stubble burning ahead of Diwali

Environment Secretary CK Mishra said the next 3 weeks, especially between 26 October - 4 November, are critical for Delhi's air quality.

Why Kejriwal and Modi govt can’t agree on source of Delhi’s air pollution

As Kejriwal dismisses Modi govt’s data that stubble burning causes just 10% of Delhi’s pollution, ThePrint on why there is such confusion on the source of the capital's chronic winter problem. 

Band-Aids on stubble burning pollution won’t do. India must tackle it as food security issue

While there are limited technological solutions, stubble burning needs responsible rectification. Band-Aid relief every winter won’t help.

Delhi CM Kejriwal dismisses SAFAR report on stubble burning, calls it a ‘guessing game’

Referring to a SAFAR report that said stubble burning accounted for just 10% of Delhi's pollution, CM Arvind Kejriwal said no agency has the machinery to measure the cause of pollution.

Layer of haze over Delhi as Air Quality Index dips to 245, touches 351 in Haryana’s Karnal

Centre-run SAFAR said smoke from stubble burning will make up 6% of Delhi's pollution by 15 October.

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