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NCR anti-pollution panel revises greening targets

Under the action plan for this year, Haryana will be required to plant 8.5 million saplings; Rajasthan has to plant 984,000 saplings; and UP has a target of planting 16.4 million saplings.
Just like in Delhi, CAQM has told NCR states to focus on greening initiatives along central verges and roadsides. (Representative photo)
Just like in Delhi, CAQM has told NCR states to focus on greening initiatives along central verges and roadsides. (Representative photo)
Updated on May 26, 2022 12:40 AM IST
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UP polling days to be paid holidays for electors of the state employed in Delhi

According to a notice by the Delhi government, the waiver applies to every person employed in any business, trade, industrial undertaking or any other establishment in the National Capital Territory of Delhi and entitled to vote in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls.
Polling in Uttar Pradesh would be held in seven phases starting on February 10, and will continue till March 7. Counting of votes will be held on March 10. (PTI)
Polling in Uttar Pradesh would be held in seven phases starting on February 10, and will continue till March 7. Counting of votes will be held on March 10. (PTI)
Published on Feb 05, 2022 10:59 PM IST
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Use of biomass pellets to generate power picks up in NCR

This comes after the power ministry on October 8 last year notified a policy mandating all coal-fired power plants to use biomass pellets as at least 5% of fuel mix (with coal) to generate electricity.
A plant-wise breakup showed that NTPC Dadri in Uttar Pradesh has used maximum biomass pellets (19,504 MT), followed by NTPC plant in Mauda, Maharashtra (18,223 MT) (REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO)
A plant-wise breakup showed that NTPC Dadri in Uttar Pradesh has used maximum biomass pellets (19,504 MT), followed by NTPC plant in Mauda, Maharashtra (18,223 MT) (REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 21, 2022 06:09 AM IST
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Excessive groundwater extraction causing parts of Delhi-NCR to sink: Study

Around 100 sq km of area in the national capital region has high risk of ground displacement, with the largest of these, of around 12.5 sq km, is in southwest Delhi’s Kapashera, barely 800m away from the airport, researchers have found using satellite data.
A widespread global problem, land subsidence occurs when large amounts of groundwater are withdrawn from some types of rocks and underground soil. (Picture for representation only/HT)
A widespread global problem, land subsidence occurs when large amounts of groundwater are withdrawn from some types of rocks and underground soil. (Picture for representation only/HT)
Updated on Jan 18, 2022 06:40 AM IST
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Delhi’s AQI ‘severe’ for second day, NCR towns add PM2.5 load

IMD officials said that the air quality is likely to remain severe on Thursday as well, after which winds will start picking up and help disperse pollutants.
An anti-smog gun is being used to curb air pollution at Kashmiri Gate in New Delhi. (Amal KS/HT Photo)
An anti-smog gun is being used to curb air pollution at Kashmiri Gate in New Delhi. (Amal KS/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 23, 2021 04:28 AM IST
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