Reena Gupta
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To stop stubble burning, a monetary incentive is key

An allocation of ₹1,000 crore on the scheme would imply a burden of ₹600 crore to the Centre, and ₹200 crore each on the Punjab and Delhi governments.

It is in everyone’s interest to stave off stubble burning and cash compensation appears to be the best way for us to do so. (HT Photo)
It is in everyone’s interest to stave off stubble burning and cash compensation appears to be the best way for us to do so. (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 20, 2022 07:58 PM IST

To tackle air pollution, devise concrete, measurable time-bound targets

Economic incentives tied to pollution-based targets would allow for both an efficient allocation of NCAP funds for cities where there are active air quality policy implementations and would also additionally incentivise states to reach such targets in a time-bound manner

The war against pollution will need be led by the central government because air pollution does not recognise administrative boundaries (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
The war against pollution will need be led by the central government because air pollution does not recognise administrative boundaries (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jan 31, 2022 06:38 PM IST
ByReena Gupta

Stubble burning: Centre must push states to adopt the Pusa bio-decomposer model

The Pusa project was studied and approved by Arvind Kejriwal, and Delhi’s farmers have got positive results from it. The decomposer solved the problem of stubble, even increased soil fertility

Delhi’s citizens cannot continue to breathe toxic air. (PTI)
Delhi’s citizens cannot continue to breathe toxic air. (PTI)
Updated on Oct 18, 2021 06:37 PM IST
ByReena Gupta

Understanding the rationale of Delhi’s tree transplantation policy | Analysis

We hardly ever see a scientific cost-benefit analysis of any proposed projects, an analysis that considers the various economic, ecological, and social costs of implementing a project

Cutting down old trees is wrong. Period. In an ideal world, this is how it should be. We should not be cutting down old trees anywhere and especially in smog-laden cities such as Delhi(Sonu Mehta/ HT File Photo)
Cutting down old trees is wrong. Period. In an ideal world, this is how it should be. We should not be cutting down old trees anywhere and especially in smog-laden cities such as Delhi(Sonu Mehta/ HT File Photo)
Updated on Oct 16, 2020 06:22 AM IST
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