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...
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.
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.
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%.
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.
The data also showed that about 67 per cent of such incidents were reported over the last seven days.
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...
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...
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.
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...
Around this time every year, Delhi's air becomes very polluted because of the twin effects of stubble burning by farmers and cracker bursting.
Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann said Centre refused to contribute to cash incentive for farmers for not burning stubble.
Punjab government is reluctant to take action against the farmers indulging in stubble burning despite the worsening air pollution in Delhi-NCR region.
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.
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.
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.
The firecrackers were burst in the national capital in violation of the ban imposed by the government.
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.
Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav deliberates with governments of Delhi and its neighbouring states including Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and...
The Winter Action Plan will focus on 10 points, including stubble burning, pollution hotspots, working of smog tower and vehicular and dust pollution.
At the meeting, the city government's strategy to deal with stubble burning and pollution in winter will be discussed
Perverse incentives won’t work in reducing, stopping air pollution unless robust checks and balances are designed and implemented
The menace of stubble burning can be solved only by taking the consent of farmers in plans and programmes of the government
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...
Stubble-burning draws occasional attention of some urban activists and “breaking news” leading to one-off judicial intervention. But it is not difficult to...