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Delhi: Air Quality Index Worsens; Layer Of Smog Continues To Blanket Capital City

According to the prediction of the meteorological department, the air quality is expected to become worse over the next few hours due to unfavourable weather conditions. Wind speed of 15 to 20 kmph is predicted to bring a...

09 November 2022

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Punjab: Farm Fires Continue Unabated, Push Delhi's Air Quality To Worst This Year

The BJP is lashing out at Punjab government and state's ruling Aam Aadmi Party, accusing it of being in a 'deep slumber' over polluting farm fires.


Delhi's AQI remained in 'very poor' category on Monday.

Delhiites, Step Indoors For Some Fresh Air: AQI Lingering In ‘Very Poor’ Category

With pollution levels worsening, the Centre's air quality panel has directed the authorities to impose a ban on construction and demolition activities in the Delhi-NCR.


Air pollution in Delhi

AAP Govts In Delhi, Punjab Take Responsibility For Stubble Burning, Offer Innovative Solutions

Punjab farm fires are driving Delhi's air pollution to new peaks every day. The shares of farm fires in Delhi's pollution has reached 38%.

04 November 2022

Air Quality 'Severe' In City, Farm Fires Rage In Punjab

Air Quality 'Severe' In City, Farm Fires Rage In Punjab

NASA's satellite images showed a dense cluster of red dots denoting farm fires in Punjab and parts of Haryana, and a layer of smoke blanketing huge swathes of the Indo-Gangetic plains from east Pakistan to east Uttar Pradesh.


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Despite Awareness Campaigns And Curbs In Place, Punjab Records Uptick In Stubble Burning Incidents

The data also showed that about 67 per cent of such incidents were reported over the last seven days.

27 October 2022

Pollution in Delhi NCR

Farm Fires Contributing To Nearly 40% of Delhi’s Pollution, Study Reveals

The increase in stubble burning has kicked off a political slugfest, with Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav on Wednesday saying that there had been a 19 per cent rise in farm fires over 2021 in Punjab and that the...

03 November 2022

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AQI slipped to the 'poor' category in Delhi on Wednesday.

Explained: How Does The GRAP Help Combat Air Pollution In Delhi NCR?

Air Quality in Delhi deteriorated to 211 and reached the 'poor' category on the eve of Dusshera, which has prompted the Commission for Air Quality Management to order the implementation of the Graded Response Action Plan in...

07 October 2022

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04 October 2022
Stubble Burning: Crop Diversification Not A Solution, Resolution Will Take 4-5 Years, Says Punjab Official

Stubble Burning: Crop Diversification Not A Solution, Resolution Will Take 4-5 Years, Says Punjab Official

Farmers in North India burn stubble ever year. The share of farm fires in Delhi's PM 2.5 pollution had peaked to 48% in November 2021.


03 October 2022
Centre Urges Punjab Govt To Chalk Out Comprehensive Plan For Stubble Burning

Centre Urges Punjab Govt To Chalk Out Comprehensive Plan For Stubble Burning

The Centre has asked Punjab to chalk out a detailed plan while attending a farm demonstration on crop residue management at Rangian village in Kharar tehsil of...


01 October 2022
What's New Graded Action Plan To Tackle Air Pollution In Delhi?

What's New Graded Action Plan To Tackle Air Pollution In Delhi?

Around this time every year, Delhi's air becomes very polluted because of the twin effects of stubble burning by farmers and cracker bursting.


10 September 2022
Centre Refused Cash Incentives Proposal To Farmers For Not Burning Stubble: Bhagwant Mann

Centre Refused Cash Incentives Proposal To Farmers For Not Burning Stubble: Bhagwant Mann

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann said Centre refused to contribute to cash incentive for farmers for not burning stubble.


15 November 2021
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.


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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

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.


13 November 2021
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.


04 November 2021
Diwali: Delhi Gasps For Breath As Air Quality Inches ‘Severe’ With Firecracker Bursting

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.


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...


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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
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


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


12 December 2020
Throwing Straws Against The Wind

Throwing Straws Against The Wind

Crop residue or stubble burning is banned in Punjab and Haryana, but satellite images show a substantial increase in farm fires that add to the air pollution...


12 December 2020
Greening the Green Revolution – Stop Stubble Burning

Greening the Green Revolution – Stop Stubble Burning

Stubble-burning draws occasional attention of some urban activists and “breaking news” leading to one-off judicial intervention. But it is not difficult to...


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