Wednesday, 10 August, 2022
TopicStubble burning

Topic: stubble burning

As stubble burning begins, Punjab cracks down on farmers but poll-bound Haryana indecisive

Haryana is focusing on an intensive awareness campaign but is stopping short of taking punitive action against farmers in the wake of assembly elections next month.

Winter pollution in Delhi could be less severe this year as stubble burning reduces by 41%

According to the agriculture ministry, the number of stubble burning incidents had reduced by 41% in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab in 2018 as compared to 2016.

TERI has solution to stop stubble burning in Punjab, Haryana — convert residue into fuel

The study conducted by TERI shows there is a huge demand for solid fuel to run cold storage units and brick kilns in the two states.

Big test coming for Modi govt’s policies to fight pollution in north India

Modi govt’s policies to curb air pollution will be tested as winter descends, crops are burned & Diwali fireworks go off.

Punjab govt failed to incentivise farmers for stubble burning, says SAD chief

SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal said a 'huge scam' was in the making and would be uncovered in the coming days raising doubts over the utilisation of Rs 385 crore.

Good news for Delhi? Sharp reduction in stubble burning incidents in Punjab & Haryana

The state governments’ initiative to reduce the practice of stubble burning, which is said to cause the smog in Delhi-NCR, seems to have worked...

For Punjab’s crusading IAS officer, stubble burning is not behind Delhi’s air pollution

Kahan Singh Pannu has done it all, from finding solution to Punjab's stubble burning and groundwater problems to exposing scams.

Punjab offers million-dollar reward to anyone who can solve stubble-burning problem

Stubble burning is a major cause of air pollution and is blamed for the blanket of smog that covers Delhi in October and early November each year.

To stop stubble burning, Punjab makes it mandatory to affix machine to combine harvesters

Farmers will have to buy ‘super straw management system’ at a subsidised rate; govt sets aside Rs 100 crore in state’s budget presented Saturday.

NGT shrinks in size as friction with government grows, delays appointments

Some recent issues that have caused greater friction between the Centre and the NGT include stubble burning and the cleaning of the river Ganga.

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
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‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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