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SC tells Centre to hold emergency meeting for NCR air pollution, says 'hue and cry' over stubble burning without basis
India

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

India leads in crop burning emissions globally with 13% share, shows Blue Sky Analytics report
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India leads in crop burning emissions globally with 13% share, shows Blue Sky Analytics report

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
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.

Punjab saw 44.5% increase in stubble-burning in 2020, Centre tells Supreme Court
India

Punjab saw 44.5% increase in stubble-burning in 2020, Centre tells Supreme Court

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

Delhi in November was more polluted than the past four years in spite of firecracker ban
India

Delhi in November was more polluted than the past four years in spite of firecracker ban

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.

Delhi's air quality turns 'severe' on Diwali; firecrackers, stubble burning make pollution worse
India

Delhi's air quality turns 'severe' on Diwali; firecrackers, stubble burning make pollution worse

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
India

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
India

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

Punjab farmers say that they have no alternative to stubble burning as air pollution chokes Delhi
India

Punjab farmers say that they have no alternative to stubble burning as air pollution chokes Delhi

Pollution levels hit their highest point in years as smoke, from farms combine with other pollutants form a noxious mix.

Delhi's air pollution needs to be reduced by 65 percent to meet clean standards
India

Delhi's air pollution needs to be reduced by 65 percent to meet clean standards

Shutting down coal power plants and the creation of peripheral roads for trucks reduced Delhi's pollution.

Stubble burning costing India $152.9 billion in health expenses over five years: Study
India

Stubble burning costing India $152.9 billion in health expenses over five years: Study

Respiratory illness is one of the leading causes of death in India, with a huge economic burden.

Firefighters called to battle air pollution in Delhi by spraying water from rooftops
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Firefighters called to battle air pollution in Delhi by spraying water from rooftops

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
India

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
India

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
India

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
India

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.

Delhi air quality remains poor for third consecutive day due to crop burning, drop in wind speed
India

Delhi air quality remains poor for third consecutive day due to crop burning, drop in wind speed

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
India

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
India

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
India

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.