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

Haryana govt to launch statewide campaign against burning crop residue; farmers who obey to be felicitated on 15 August
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Haryana govt to launch statewide campaign against burning crop residue; farmers who obey to be felicitated on 15 August

The Haryana government on Friday said it will launch a massive campaign in the state to create awareness among farmers about proper management of crops residue and the ill effects of stubble burning in view of the ensuing paddy harvesting season.

NGT slaps Rs 2 lakh as costs on Delhi govt for failing to file action plan on crop burning reforms
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NGT slaps Rs 2 lakh as costs on Delhi govt for failing to file action plan on crop burning reforms

The National Green Tribunal has slapped Rs 2 lakh as costs on the Delhi government for not filing an action plan for providing incentives and infrastructural assistance to farmers to stop them from burning crop residue to prevent air pollution

Stubble burning discussed in Rajya Sabha: Pratap Singh Bajwa urges Centre to give financial aid to farmers
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Stubble burning discussed in Rajya Sabha: Pratap Singh Bajwa urges Centre to give financial aid to farmers

The Rajya Sabha expressed concern over stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana causing environmental and health concerns in the National Capital Region (NCR)

Punjab faces flak from NGT for inaction over stubble burning issue
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Punjab faces flak from NGT for inaction over stubble burning issue

Asking the Punjab government why it has not yet invited tenders to start biomass or pellet plants, NGT directed it to submit the steps it has taken to stop stubble burning