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A farmer burning stubble in a paddy field at Devigarh village near Patiala last month. These fires are a major contributor to the annual November pollution in Delhi.(Bharat Bhushan/HT photo)

Why a new decomposer may hold hope of dousing farm stubble fires

By Zia Haq | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 04:53 AM IST
Desperate to control air pollution in the national capital, the Union government in October proposed heavy fines and even jail for polluters, including farmers who were burning paddy stubble, leading to the city’s deadly winter smog.
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A farmer burns paddy stubble at Bhat Majra in Haryana.(HT archive)
A farmer burns paddy stubble at Bhat Majra in Haryana.(HT archive)

ICAR stubble burning solution shows promising results at trials in Delhi, Punjab

By Zia Haq | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 12:03 PM IST
The Delhi government adopted the technology from IARI to prevent burning of paddy stubble in about 700 hectares of rice fields, a project that cost Rs20 lakh
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Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurates Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Assam campus at Gogamukh.(ANI)
Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurates Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Assam campus at Gogamukh.(ANI)

Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurates Indian Agricultural Research Institute’s Assam campus

By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 26, 2020 04:15 PM IST
Speaking on the occasion, Tomar announced that the IARI, Assam will be named after Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya.
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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal inspects the bio decomposer technique developed by the institute, during his visit to the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, in New Delhi on Thursday.(ANI)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal inspects the bio decomposer technique developed by the institute, during his visit to the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, in New Delhi on Thursday.(ANI)

CM Kejriwal meets scientists for alternative to stubble burning

By Abhishek Dey | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 24, 2020 02:58 PM IST
Scientists at the Indian Agriculture Research Institute’s campus in Pusa gave a live demonstration of a new machine that can decompose crop stubble. Stubble burning is a major source of winter pollution in the national capital
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New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses a digital press conference, in New Delhi, Thursday, July 2, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI02-07-2020_000119B)(PTI)
New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses a digital press conference, in New Delhi, Thursday, July 2, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI02-07-2020_000119B)(PTI)

Analyse IARI tech to manage crop residue: Kejriwal

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 11:34 PM IST
Arvind Kejriwal directed the department to explore the possibility of using the technology at farms in the peripheries of Delhi, a statement issued by the chief minister’s office said.
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People working in their vegetable farm on the banks of river Yamuna near Geeta Colony flyover in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
People working in their vegetable farm on the banks of river Yamuna near Geeta Colony flyover in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Studies to check if vegetables from Yamuna floodplain are contaminated

By Joydeep Thakur | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2019 09:27 AM IST
HT had report previous studies that detected heavy metals such as nickel, manganese, lead and mercury in the soil and water of the floodplains and vegetables grown in the area.
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