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Stubble Burning: Punjab Records 50,000 Farm Fires In 15 Days But Files Zero FIR

Stubble Burning: Punjab Records 50,000 Farm Fires In 15 Days But Files Zero FIR

Punjab government is reluctant to take action against the farmers indulging in stubble burning despite the worsening air pollution in Delhi-NCR region.

15 November 2021
Pollution: SC Asks Centre To Hold Emergency Meet, Says 'Cat Is Out Of The Bag'

Pollution: SC Asks Centre To Hold Emergency Meet, Says 'Cat Is Out Of The Bag'

The Supreme Court said 'the cat is out of the bag' now as the 'hue and cry' over stubble burning being a big contributor was without any basis.

15 November 2021

Delhi Air Pollution: Farm Fires Contribute Only 4%, Why So Much Hue And Cry, Asks SC

The Supreme Court urged both the Centre and the states to what steps they will be taking to tackle with emergency air quality crisis in the national capital.

Delhi’s Air Quality Continues To Be ‘Severe’

Delhi’s Air Quality Continues To Be ‘Severe’

The air quality index of Lodhi Road, Delhi University, IIT Delhi, Pusa Road l, and Delhi airport was recorded at 489, 466, 474 and 480 and 504 respectively.

13 November 2021

Diwali: Delhi Gasps For Breath As Air Quality Inches ‘Severe’ With Firecracker Bursting

The firecrackers were burst in the national capital in violation of the ban imposed by the government.

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03 November 2021
Delhi’s Air Quality Continues To Remain ‘Poor’, No Respite On Diwali

Delhi’s Air Quality Continues To Remain ‘Poor’, No Respite On Diwali

According to the Central Pollution Control Board, New Delhi recorded a 24-hour average air quality index (AQI) of 314. It was 303 on Tuesday and 281 on Monday.


23 September 2021
Centre Holds Meeting With States Over Stubble Burning Pollution Mitigation

Centre Holds Meeting With States Over Stubble Burning Pollution Mitigation

Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav deliberates with governments of Delhi and its neighbouring states including Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and...


09 September 2021
Delhi's 'Winter Action Plan' To Fight Pollution Will Be Ready By September 30: Gopal Rai

Delhi's 'Winter Action Plan' To Fight Pollution Will Be Ready By September 30: Gopal Rai

The Winter Action Plan will focus on 10 points, including stubble burning, pollution hotspots, working of smog tower and vehicular and dust pollution.


08 September 2021
Delhi Environment Minister To Hold Meeting On Air Pollution, Stubble Burning Tomorrow

Delhi Environment Minister To Hold Meeting On Air Pollution, Stubble Burning Tomorrow

At the meeting, the city government's strategy to deal with stubble burning and pollution in winter will be discussed


23 December 2020
The Burning Issue

The Burning Issue

The menace of stubble burning can be solved only by taking the consent of farmers in plans and programmes of the government


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23 December 2020
Catch Bull By Horn

Catch Bull By Horn

Perverse incentives won’t work in reducing, stopping air pollution unless robust checks and balances are designed and implemented


04 December 2020
Delhi's Air Pollution Remains High Despite No Stubble Burning: Prakash Javadekar

Delhi's Air Pollution Remains High Despite No Stubble Burning: Prakash Javadekar

The Central Pollution Control Board has issued a notice to Delhi government over other polluting activities like improper waste disposal being carried in the...


02 December 2020
Delhi's Air Quality Inches Closer To 'Severe' Zone

Delhi's Air Quality Inches Closer To 'Severe' Zone

The city's air quality index (AQI) was 381 at 9 am. The 24-hour average was 367 on Tuesday. It was 318 on Monday and 268 on Sunday.


02 December 2020
Power Minister Launches Hackathon To Deal With Farm Fires, Residue

Power Minister Launches Hackathon To Deal With Farm Fires, Residue

The Hackathon has been organised by state-owned Energy Efficiency Service Ltd and NVVN (NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam), a wholly-owned subsidiary of state-owned...


25 November 2020
Punjab Sees Steep Rise In Stubble Burning This Year, Downward Trend In Haryana

Punjab Sees Steep Rise In Stubble Burning This Year, Downward Trend In Haryana

Annual crop residue burning incidents lead to air pollution, with Punjab and Haryana contributing to Delhi's hazardous AQI.


25 November 2020
Air Quality In Delhi Slips Back To 'Severe' Category

Air Quality In Delhi Slips Back To 'Severe' Category

The national capital's AQI had improved and remained in either 'poor' or 'moderate' category until November 22.


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15 November 2020
Pollution Levels Higher In Delhi This Diwali As Compared To Last Year: CPCB

Pollution Levels Higher In Delhi This Diwali As Compared To Last Year: CPCB

High instances of stubble burning also contributed to a rise in pollution levels this year, officials said.


15 November 2020
Punjab Records Highest Stubble Burning Cases; Anger Over Farm Bills Major Reason

Punjab Records Highest Stubble Burning Cases; Anger Over Farm Bills Major Reason

Punjab government official said, "farmers are not happy" as the ruling dispensation has not disbursed the financial incentive to prevent stubble burning.


11 November 2020
Delhi Air Quality Slips Back To 'Very Poor' From 'Severe' Category

Delhi Air Quality Slips Back To 'Very Poor' From 'Severe' Category

The city recorded an air quality index (AQI) of 388 at 9 am. The 24-hour average AQI was 476 on Tuesday.


09 November 2020
Need To Enforce Existing Laws To Reduce Pollution On Emergency Basis: Panel On Air Quality

Need To Enforce Existing Laws To Reduce Pollution On Emergency Basis: Panel On Air Quality

Commission recommends urgent measures as air quality in the national capital has plummeted to the 'severe category'.


09 November 2020
Delhi's Air Quality Severe, But Immediate Relief Unlikely

Delhi's Air Quality Severe, But Immediate Relief Unlikely

The national capital's air quality is unlikely to improve with farm fires, slow wind speed, and festive season ahead.


06 November 2020
SC Asks Centre To Ensure There's No Smog In Delhi

SC Asks Centre To Ensure There's No Smog In Delhi

The top court had raised concern over the worsening air quality in Delhi-NCR


06 November 2020
Air Pollution May Increase Covid-19 Cases In Delhi, Officials Warn Parliamentary Panel

Air Pollution May Increase Covid-19 Cases In Delhi, Officials Warn Parliamentary Panel

On Thursday, Delhi’s air quality index dropped to its worst level since December 2019.


06 November 2020
Delhi's Air Quality 'Very Poor', May Improve Slightly

Delhi's Air Quality 'Very Poor', May Improve Slightly

Experts said unfavourable meteorological conditions – calm winds and low temperatures – and smoke from farm fires in neighbouring states pushed the air...


05 November 2020
CM Arvind Kejriwal Asks Delhites To Join 'Laxmi Puja' From Home This Diwali

CM Arvind Kejriwal Asks Delhites To Join 'Laxmi Puja' From Home This Diwali

Amid a surge in Coronavirus cases and rising pollution levels, CM Arvind Kejriwal appealed people not to burst firecrackers.


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