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Stubble burning: NGT seeks answers on paddy straw management on farms

A bench of NGT chairperson Justice Prakash Shrivastava said the tribunal had sought specific information about in-situ management of paddy crop residue as it was a “critical method”, involving the removal of the leftover stubble and paddy roots with the help of machines.

The NGT hears a matter regarding stubble burning in the state, which is often blamed for air pollution, especially in the national capital during winter.
Updated on Jul 24, 2024 05:26 AM IST
ByPress Trust of India, New Delhi

Despite having machines, Punjab farmers prefer to burn loose paddy straw: Report

Challenges to ending stubble burning persist, such as timely access to CRM machines, lack of proper training to use them and misperceptions over reduced yields and pest attacks on wheat sown using them.

Challenges to end stubble burning persist, such as timely access to crop residue management machines, lack of proper training to use them and misperceptions over reduced yields and pest attacks on wheat sown using them, say experts. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Updated on Jul 03, 2024 08:38 AM IST

No scientific study to blame Punjab farm fires for Delhi’s pollution, says NGT member

The statement of a sitting judicial member of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) assumes significance as in most judicial proceedings and public discourses paddy crop residue burning in the neighbouring states, especially Punjab, has been blamed for Delhi’s worsening air pollution.

A farmer burns straw stubble in a paddy field on the outskirts of Amritsar. (AFP File)
Updated on Jul 03, 2024 08:24 AM IST
ByPress Trust of India, New Delhi

Punjab readies 500-cr action plan to check stubble burning

Punjab agriculture minister Gurmeet Singh Khudian said the department has received 21,511 applications from farmers, cooperative societies, FPOs and panchayats interested in availing subsidies on various crop residue management (CRM) machinery during the 2024 kharif season.

According to agriculture minister Gurmeet Singh Khudian, the state government is taking every possible step to address the problem of stubble burning.
Updated on Jun 27, 2024 09:00 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Ludhiana: PAU to commercialise surface seeding technology to mitigate stubble burning

A memorandum of association (MoA) to this affect was signed with GSA Industries (Agrizone), Patiala and Saeco Stips Pvt Limited, Doraha, on Tuesday

PAU vice-chancellor Dr Satbir Singh Gosal congratulated the manufacturers for coming forward for the cause of soil health and environment. He reiterated the varsity’s commitment towards eradicating the stubble burning practice. (HT File Photo)
Published on Jun 25, 2024 10:54 PM IST
By, Ludhiana
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