The Chief Justice noted that stubble burning by farmers is only responsible for 25 per cent of the pollution, and the remaining 75 per cent was from firecracker burning, vehicles and dust.
Chandigarh: Faced with environmental and health concerns over stubble-burning by Punjab farmers, the state government on Wednesday announced an elaborate action plan to curb the menace. Chief Minister Amarinder Singh appealed to farmers to abstain from the harmful practice, though farmers are not too enthusiastic about the plan drawn up by the Department of Science, […]
New Delhi: Delhi’s air quality remained in the “severe” category on Sunday owing to unfavourable weather conditions and a significant increase in contribution from stubble burning, authorities said. The overall air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 423, according to data from the Central Pollution Control Board. The city’s air quality was recorded in the […]
Bhubaneswar: Unlike north India, crop stubble burning is not prevalent in Odisha even though it has started making inroads unto several parts of the coastal state. Air pollution due to stubble burning has turned a critical health hazard in north India. Agriculture in Odisha is the mainstay of the majority of the populace. The state […]
New Delhi: Mentioning that stubble burning in neighbouring states is behind the 40 per cent pollution in the national capital, the Delhi government on Monday appealed to the Central government to handle the issue suggesting it to analyse bio-decomposer as an alternative to the issue. Stressing on “collective action on ground” to counter the effects […]