Delhi’s air has improved over 3 years: Prakash Javadeka
Both Houses held a debate on growing air pollution in the country, particularly in Delhi. Replying to the debate, Javadekar said: “There is a general improvement in Delhi’s air quality over the past three years. There were 106 good and satisfactory days in 2016, 152 in 2017, 159 in 2018. This year, out of 324 days, 190 have been good and satisfactory.”
Technology topography: Mapping India through drones
Karnataka, Maharashtra & Haryana are part of an ambitious initiative to carry out a drone survey across India to create high-resolution digital maps. The Survey of India, the country’s oldest scientific agency, has been tasked with doing this. Haryana has achieved much progress, while Maharashtra has limited the survey to only villages in the first phase.
Haryana gets 38 proposal to generate biogas from stubble
Apart from this, stubble will also be used in thermal plants. About 50 to 55 lakh tonne of stubble is produced in the State every year. For its disposal, several ambitious projects are being started in the State, in which about 40 lakh tonne of stubble will be consumed, Power and New and Renewable Energy Minister, Ranjit Singh said.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat meets grape farmers
Bhagwat’s meeting is not a sudden action as RSS leaders have been pondering over farmers’ issues for a while. The issue of stubble burning by Punjab and Haryana farmers is also being discussed, an RSS source said. One of the ideas being suggested is to incentivise farmers by converting stubble into particle boards.
Delhi pollution: Eateries and malls too finding it difficult to breathe in Delhi-NCR
The eating out and entertainment industry has seen an 8-10% drop in revenue in the first fornight of November.
Haryana: Khattar Cabinet finally takes shape, 10 ministers sworn in
The first cabinet expansion of the 14th Assembly of Haryana took place in Chandigarh on November 14. Anil Vij, Kanwar Pal, Sandeep Singh wer...
Over 2,000 incidents of stubble burning in 10 UP districts; chief secy seeks explanation
UP chief secretary RK Tiwari has stated that over 2,000 incidents of stubble-burning were observed in ten districts. Of this, 455 cases were reported in Mathura, 321 in Pilibhit, 316 in Shahjahanpur and 296 in Rampur, despite orders issued by the state government on October 4 and 19 to stop any such incident.
In a first, Haryana-Rera attaches land to raise funds for project
Passing the order against the builders, the Haryana-Rera bench said that the warrant of sale of 10 acres of unutilised land in the project and four other plots will be sent to the district collectors of Gurgaon and Gautam Budh Nagar for quick action.
Signature Global to invest Rs 400 cr in 2 affordable housing projects in Gurugram
Signature Global is mainly into development of affordable housing and has launched 12 such projects, comprising over 11,000 units, so far, under the Haryana Affordable Housing Policy. Two projects having 1,800 units have been handed over to buyers. The company has started two new projects 'Aspire' and ' Prime', which have in total about 1,450 units.
Delhi air slips to ‘severe’ levels, farm fumes to choke it further
As meteorological conditions are bringing fumes from field fires in Punjab and Haryana, air quality in Delhi deteriorated to ‘severe’ level on Tuesday and is forecast to become much more hazardous in the days ahead.
Paddy stubble to drive bio fuel production in Punjab, Haryana
Farming in Punjab and Haryana produces 30 million tonnes of paddy stubble every kharif season. Most farmers burn this crop residue as there is no cheaper way of clearing the fields. But this practice, and the criticism that it is leading to health emergencies, could soon ebb as work on the planned ethanol and bio-CNG plants has picked up pace.
Toxic air in Delhi fueled by rice fields that India doesn’t need
Each year India’s rice farmers burn the stubble of the harvested paddy crop, contributing to the annual haze.
Delhi's air quality nears 'severe' levels again; north-westerly winds, farm fires to blame
An AQI between 201 and 300 is considered 'poor', 301-400 'very poor' and 401-500 'severe'. An AQI above 500 falls in the 'severe plus' category.
JJP disrespected Haryana's mandate: Bhupinder Singh Hooda
Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda Sunday said the Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) has "disrespected" the mandate given by the people of Harya...
Stubble plume intrusion makes Delhi air 'very poor', likely to turn 'severe' by Tuesday
The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) registered Delhi's air quality index (AQI) at 321 at 4 pm on Sunday, up from Saturday's 283. Most of the 37 air quality monitoring stations in Delhi recorded air quality in the 'very poor' category.
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