Hinduja Group Chairman meets Cap. Amarinder, offers transport & tech solutions to address stubble burning
During the meeting, Prakash Hinduja, who was leading a high-level delegation, also showed interest in partnering the State’s progress through investments in agri, transport, banking, healthcare and automobile sectors.
Centre to come out with permanent solution to stubble burning: MoS Agriculture
"A meeting was chaired by the ICAR (Indian Council of Agricult...
Stubble burning in UP, Punjab, Haryana reduced by 19% since 2018: Govt
The government reported a considerable reduction in stubble burning in...
NITI draws up plan to curb stubble burning
The NITI Aayog is set to work out a fiscal package for a quick adoption of technology to decompose straw in situ which apparently is available at the laboratories. The Aayog plans to standardising it and testing on the fields from next year onwards and has directed Indian Agriculture Research Institute to expeditiously conduct field trials of the same.
SC says govts have failed to provide clean air, water to citizens, must now compensate for pollution
A bench of justices Arun Mishra and Deepak Gupta took serious note of stubble burning in the two states and said that the life span of millions of citizens has shortened and people are "suffocating" due to pollution in Delhi-NCR.
Delhi air quality continues to improve, AQI drops to 218
An AQI between 0-50 is considered 'good', 51-100 'satisfactory', 101-200 'moderate', 201-300 'poor', 301-400 'very poor' and 401-500 is marked as 'severe'. An AQI above 500 falls in the 'severe plus' category. Yesterday, the overall AQI in Delhi was recorded at 239.
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.”
Delhiites wake up to smoggy morning as air quality continues to deteriorate
Board (CPCB), this morning was major pollutant PM 2.5 at 297 (‘Poor’ category) at Lodhi Road and at 346 (‘Very Poor’ category) in the area a...
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.
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: Air quality worsens on Thursday; AQI slips into very poor category
The air quality began to worsen from Wednesday. It was pretty bad in Noida but slightly better in Gurgaon. The worsening of air quality on Thursday can be traced to relatively calmer winds which doesn't disperse the air pollutants thereby causing deterioration in air quality. The Parliament will take up the issue on Thursday.
Delhi chokes, stubble burning continues in the neighbouring states
Not just Delhi's air that is turning toxic but the political war of words too is turning one. Aam Aadmi Party targeted BJP and Congress in t...
The intangible costs that Delhi's dirty air carries for a slowing economy
India’s losses from air pollution increased more than four times to $560 billion between 1990 and 2013.
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.
Air pollution: Delhi HC pulls up Delhi govt, suggests clutch of measures
A division bench of Justice G S Sistand Anup Jairam Bhambhani said that the problem lies in the complete lack of will showed by the authorities to implement the ideas to bring down the levels of air pollution.
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