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Stubble burning

Nov 25, 2020 23:30
A combination of extremely high number of stubble fires in Punjab, low to calm winds in the region and subsidence of air had led to Delhi recording “severe” air quality for six days consecutively since November 5 this month. read more
Nov 25, 2020 00:27
Gopal Rai said the bio-decomoposer used on 22,000 acres of land in Delhi turned 90% crop residue into manure within 15-20 days. read more
Nov 22, 2020 18:51
The city’s 24-hour average AQI was 274 on Sunday It was 251 on Saturday, 296 on Friday, 283 on Thursday and 211 on Wednesday. read more
Nov 06, 2020 16:27
Environment Minister Gopal Rai said the panel will have 15 members, including MLAs, and officials from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa, and Agriculture Department. read more
Nov 02, 2020 20:42
Delhi’s AQI was 364 on Sunday, with stubble burning contributing 40 per cent to Delhi’s pollution and negating the effect of better ventilation. read more
Oct 31, 2020 22:52
During a virtual meeting with senior officers,deputy commissioners,and senior superintendent of police,she expressed satisfaction over the steps taken by the state government to end the hazardous practice read more
Oct 30, 2020 22:39
The pandemic has “shown very strongly that we need strong multilateral cooperation and rules-based order”, but the crisis is also an opportunity to make changes to address issues such as climate change, said Finland’s ambassador Ritva Koukku-Ronde. read more
Oct 30, 2020 00:13
Scientists attributed the bad air to calm surface wind conditions that have led to the accumulation of pollutants in the atmosphere and stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana that is affecting the National Capital Region (NCR). read more
Oct 27, 2020 23:11
The level of ultrafine particulate matter having a diameter of 2.5 microns or less (PM 2.5), the city’s primary pollutant, was 267.25 micrograms per cubic metre (µg/m3) on Tuesday, as per data recorded by CPCB’s air quality monitor at Vikas Sadan in Sector 11. read more
Oct 24, 2020 23:33
With the city’s air continuing to remain ‘very poor’ with a reading of 345 on the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)’s air quality index, the BJP and the Congress accused the AAP-led Delhi government of inaction. read more
Oct 17, 2020 19:01
Punjab and Haryana have recorded more incidents of stubble burning this season so far compared to last year and it is largely due to early harvesting of paddy and unavailability of farm labour due to the coronavirus pandemic. read more
Oct 16, 2020 13:38
The court heard the states of Punjab and Haryana and recorded in its order that adequate steps have been taken but preventive steps need to be put in place amid the rising pollution in Delhi and NCR. read more
Oct 13, 2020 17:45
Delhi recorded its worst air quality since February on Monday as the concentration of fine particulate matters PM2.5 and PM10 increased to their highest recorded levels this season. read more
Oct 11, 2020 21:27
The DGP’s circular stated that the main problem in the rural areas was the burning of stubble, largely in western UP districts, while the burning of garbage in urban areas was a serious issue too. read more