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Sunday, Jan 19, 2020

Crop burning

Nov 15, 2019 15:32
The observation came on the last day of the 15-day odd-day scheme in Delhi. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has put off till Monday the decision whether or not to extend the scheme. Supreme Court on Friday said that the vehicle rationing odd-even scheme... read more
Nov 02, 2019 23:11
Farmers in Haryana say setting their fields on fire was the best and cheapest way to get rid of tonnes of paddy straw (15 quintals per acre) read more
Nov 01, 2019 10:21
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has held the Punjab and Haryana governments responsible for the deteriorating air quality in Delhi, saying farmers of the two states have been left with no option but to burn their stubble. read more
Oct 22, 2019 21:24
The raging farm fires in states bordering Delhi-NCR and those across the international border in Pakistan caused a 7% increase in the city’s air pollution due to stubble burning on Tuesday. read more
Oct 17, 2019 00:22
Tribunal asks Punjab, Haryana and UP to report daily on air pollution caused due to burning of paddy straw; seeks action-taken report by Nov 15 read more
Oct 16, 2019 15:40
According to the Central Pollution Control Board, which collects data from 38 monitoring stations in Delhi-NCR, most pollution hotspots as well as other stations were in ‘very poor’ category. read more
Sep 26, 2019 20:53
In his letter to Punjab CM Amarinder Singh, Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar and Union environment minister Javadekar, Kejriwal said that the Delhi government has already announced its action plan, including odd-even road rationing arrangement from November... read more
Apr 10, 2019 04:50
The air pollution conversation in India usually develops around the start of winter. This coincides with two episodic events, i.e., Diwali and crop burning. The conversation ends around the new year, which again coincides with the change in weather. read more
Apr 04, 2019 07:53
It sets a target without a realistic roadmap, proposes a city-based approach that downplays regional effects, and adopts a something-for-everyone laundry list approach rather than prioritising action. read more
Mar 05, 2019 08:55
The economic life years lost is estimated to be at least $150 billion over five years according to the IFPRI study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. read more
Nov 15, 2018 23:29
PM1, or particulate matter measuring less than 1 micron, is so fine that it can reach the blood stream and organs. Scientists say these particles are highly toxic as they are formed because of complex chemical reactions between pollutants in the air,... read more
Nov 03, 2018 09:20
IMD scientist, Vijay Soni said that winds over Delhi-NCR had changed from northwesterly to easterly, so there was hardly any influence from crop fires in Punjab and Haryana read more
Nov 01, 2018 07:47
There is usually a rise in the number of people with upper respiratory tract infections in the end of August, it starts getting colder and then in October when temperature dips and crop is burnt. read more
Oct 17, 2018 23:18
Burning of paddy straw in Punjab and Haryana from mid-October to November, the harvest season, is a major contributor to air pollution in the capital. read more
Oct 13, 2018 13:24
Air Quality Index (AQI) in Delhi on Saturday afternoon was 300, which is considered poor. read more