Crop Burning News
SC tells Centre to hold emergency meeting for NCR air pollution, says 'hue and cry' over stubble burning without basis
According to reports, the farmer stubble burning contributes only 4 percent of the pollution in the NCR region, which is termed 'insignificant' by the bench
The data, collected between 2015 and 2020, reveals new insights into recent trends in biomass fires, including emissions from forest and crop residue fires in India
Delhi air quality worst from 1 to 15 Nov each year; crop burning, firecrackers leading cause, says DPCC
The main reason for the high air pollution level is waste burning because this is the time when Delhi records its lowest temperatures and festivals, the official said.
The Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) said that 76,590 incidents of fires were reported from Punjab in 2020 as compared to 52,991 instances in 2019
This year farmers also started burning crop residue early due to early harvesting this year and hence the farm fires raged for a longer time.
The level of PM2.5 was 331 microgram per cubic metre (µg/m3) in Delhi-NCR at 10 pm, above the emergency threshold of 300 µg/m3
Delhi's air quality continues to be 'very poor'; pollution levels to worsen tomorrow, say authorities
SAFAR said a significant increase in the stubble-fire count was observed around Haryana, Punjab and other neighbouring regions of the National Capital
Crores allocated but Delhi smog from stubble burning in Punjab, Haryana likely to persist this winter too
Despite subsidies offered by state government, the capital cost requirement involved in alternatives to crop burning remains high, say experts
Pollution levels hit their highest point in years as smoke, from farms combine with other pollutants form a noxious mix.
Shutting down coal power plants and the creation of peripheral roads for trucks reduced Delhi's pollution.
Respiratory illness is one of the leading causes of death in India, with a huge economic burden.
New Delhi recorded one of the highest pollution levels of the year on Sunday with the air quality index.
Delhi air quality remains 'very poor' as city wakes up to haze; light rain brings brief respite from pollution
The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi remained in the 'very poor' category at 326 on Sunday, according to the data compiled by the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).
Delhi air quality remains very poor; stubble burning in Uttar Pradesh recorded for first time this season
The overall Air Quality Index of Delhi was recorded at 370, which falls in the "very poor" category, according to data by the CPCB.
Delhi pollution: Supreme Court prohibits plying of 15-year-old petrol, 10-year-old diesel vehicles in NCR
The apex court directed that a list of 15-year-old petrol and 10-year-old diesel vehicles be published on the website of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)
Punjab, Haryana officials claim steep decline in crop burning during kharif season, reduction of pollution
Stubble-burning in agrarian Punjab and Haryana in October and November leads to environment pollution over north India, particularly in Delhi.
The overall air quality index (AQI) in Delhi recorded at 4 pm on Monday was 218 which falls in the poor category, according to SAFAR.
Stubble burning: Punjab govt's 'harsh policies' caused 600 farmers to commit suicide, claims Harsimrat Kaur Badal
Union Minister of Food Processing Industries, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, on Friday accused the Punjab government of implementing harsh policies, due to which around 600 to 700 farmers have committed suicide.
Arvind Kejriwal slams Haryana, Punjab govts over stubble burning, says their 'criminal' inaction will turn NCR into gas chamber
Kejriwal's remarks came after Environment Minister Imran Hussain posted some photographs of rampant stubble burning, with an appeal to the Centre and state governments of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan to "urgently find long-term solutions" to crop burning
Punjab government to appoint nodal officers in 8,000 paddy-growing villages to check stubble burning
The villages have been identified by the Punjab agriculture department as those where paddy stubble is traditionally being burnt, according to an official spokesperson.