From MSP guarantee to pathway for 'repealing' agri laws, a look at protesting farmers' proposed agenda for talks
The fears regarding the eventual 'dismantling' of the MSP system constitute a major sticking point in the talks
Farmers' protest: 53.6% Indians support new farm laws, 30.6% oppose them, finds News18 Network survey
The survey by News18 Network was conducted across 22 states with more than 2,400 respondents in total
Farms Acts necessary for Green Revolution 2.0; transparency, income support, incentives and communication are key
India's Farm Acts are a much needed step to get us to Green Revolution 2.0, which in turn will ensure food security at an environmentally appropriate cost. But the laws need transparency, appropriate incentives, and good communication to happen right.
The Bihar chief minister said farmers must be told that the government is providing a subsidy of 75 percent towards purchase of implements such as rotory mulcher, straw reaper, straw baler and reaper cum binder
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.
Stubble burning should be seen through behavioural lens; providing cost, time-effective alternatives key to ending practice
Studies indicate a lack of awareness among farmers regarding the implications of stubble burning and a lack of information about alternative options to manage crop residue even when they want to stop the practice
Government agencies said the air quality index of the National Capital was likely to improve to 'moderate' category later in the day
Day after Diwali, Delhi records worst air quality in four years as pollution crosses emergency threshold
The levels of PM2.5, which can lead to premature deaths from heart and lung diseases, were 329 microgram per cubic meter in Delhi-NCR at 7 pm, above the emergency threshold of 300 g/m3
Centre's decision to form panel to fight Delhi pollution arbitrary; involving states must for solution
The Central government should have taken the decision to form a panel much before the pollution season started.
Stubble burning: SC keeps its 16 Oct order in abeyance after Centre says law being drafted to curb air pollution
In its 16 October order, SC had appointed one-man panel of retired apex court judge Justice Madan B Lokur to monitor the steps taken by neighbouring states to prevent stubble burning
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
Punjab, Haryana officials say early harvest, shortage of labour force due to COVID-19 led to more farm fires this year
According to the Punjab Pollution Control Board, the state has recorded 4,585 farm fires this season so far, compared to 1,631 during the corresponding period last year
The city recorded an overall air quality index (AQI) of 218 at 10:30 am, with Jahangirpuri (AQI 283) recording the highest pollution levels in the 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
Budget 2020: Arvind Kejriwal asks Centre to allot adequate funds to tackle Delhi pollution without worrying about upcoming polls
Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday demanded the provision of appropriate funds in the upcoming Union Budget for fighting pollution in Delhi, without worrying about the Assembly elections.
Delhi saw 183 days of poor-to-severe air in 2019: Air quality improving but situation out of control, govt to tell parliamentary panel
Delhi is choking on toxic air and 183 days of 2019 witnessed poor and severe air quality that endangered millions of lives
Supreme Court partially lifts ban on construction activities in Delhi-NCR, allows work from 6 am to 6pm
The apex court, which had on 4 November stopped construction and demolition in Delhi-national capital region (NCR), perused the affidavit filed by CPCB which said however that no construction should be permitted during 6 pm to 6 am.
Delhi air pollution hearing: 'Better to kill all in one go'; Supreme Court slams Punjab and Haryana govts for increase in stubble-burning
A bench of justices Arun Mishra and Deepak Gupta took serious note of stubble burning in the two states and said that the life span of millions of citizens has shortened and people are suffocating due to pollution in Delhi-NCR.
Parliament's Winter Session: Uproar in RS over JNU protests; Left calls for probe over cop action, BJP demands Central govt 'oversight' of activities
Members of Left parties and the BJP on Friday clashed in Rajya Sabha over the issue of Jawaharlal Nehru University students' protest against a hike in hostel fees