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centre submits high-level task committee report on stubble burning




want create site? find free wordpress themes and plugins.the centre on wednesday (january 24) submitted the report of the high-level task committee constituted to examine the effects of stubble burning to the petitioners.it was also submitted to the supreme court by the centre that the committee is...



centre submits high-level task committee report on stubble burning




want create site? find free wordpress themes and plugins.the centre on wednesday (january 24) submitted the report of thehigh-level task committee constituted to examine the effects of stubble burning to the petitioners.it was also submitted to the supreme court by the centre that the committee is e...



australian institute offers technological help to prevent stubble burning




with stubble burning in punjab and haryana causing environmental and health concerns, the australian centre for international agricultural research (aciar) has offered technology to check the menace. "happy seeder is a proven zero-tillage solution -- seeds can be planted directly into stubble withou...



amarinder singh seeks centre's intervention to tackle delhi-ncr pollution




punjab chief minister amarinder singh today said the alarming pollution level in delhi and parts of its neighbouring states warranted urgent intervention by the central government, which should immediately sanction compensation for farmers to check stubble burning.the national capital's air quality ...



punjab didn't spend a penny from central funds to check stubble burning




as delhi and the national capital region breathes in hazardous air, it has now come to light that punjab did not spend a penny out of the central funds allocated for crop residue management.if the amount was adequately utilised, the problem of stubble burning in fields may have receded.delhi chief m...



delhi smog: ntpc to buy crop stubble to help north india out of air crisis




a day after the centre advanced the date of introduction of bs-vi fuel in the national capital by two years, it today directed state-owned thermal power giant ntpc to procure farm stubble for burning in its thermal units, blending close to 10 per cent in the fuel mix,to help mitigate concern on air ...



delhi's air quality could improve 90% if stubble-burn in fields is stopped




farmers outside india’s capital have started to burn the post-harvest straw from their fields, heralding the onset of north india’s toxic-air season. stopping the burning of such straw, or stubble, and other biomass could improve air quality in delhi by 90%, according to a 2016 apportionment stu...



power plants must boost capacity to absorb stubble: farm equipment makers




the state is one of the big producers of paddy in the country and extensively uses combine harvesters to harvest the crop.currently, punjab and haryana together have 250-odd mechanised balers, which convert paddy straw into biomass, ready for use by power plants. in mechanised harvesting, the entir...



delhi smog: kejriwal, khattar join hands; amarinder raises 'stubble' alarm




"first of all we have to understand that our territories can be different but nobody has control over winds and when pollution has spread all over, all of us have to find a solution related to this," said, kejriwal, after holding a two-hour long meeting with khattar. "that is why it is important tha...



as north india chokes with smog, ngt pulls up delhi govt over air quality




the delhi high court and the national green tribunal on tuesday rapped the delhi government and neighbouring states for their unpreparedness to deal with the stubble burning, dubbed as the "main villain" of the menace, as the city reeled under severe smog conditions.what preventive steps have been t...



haryana, punjab add to woes




chandigarh, dhns: smog from widespread stubble burning in fields in punjab and haryana continues largely unabated majorly contributing to hazardous pollution levels in new delhi and the national capital region.satellite imagery inputs gathered by the state pollution control board reveals a whopping ...



stubble burning: delhi air nears severe again, dense smog likely on nov 24




the air quality in delhi and ncr worsened further on tuesday due to an increase in stubble burning in neighbouring punjab and haryana despite the green court's orders to the contrary. in the wake of deterioration in the air quality, the delhi government issued an advisory to parents requesting them ...



ntpc to float tender for buying farm stubble at rs 5,500 per tonnes




power minister r k singh said on thursday that state-run ntpc will float a tender to buy farm stubble at rs 5,500 per tonne for power plants, a move that will check farmers from burning it -- a key source of pollution in the national capital region (ncr). he said this move will help farmers earn aro...



stubble burning: a burning agricultural and environmental issue




in an attempt to stem the serious problem of paddy straw being torched by farmers, the punjab government has laid down strict orders to punish violators and will hold educative meeting with stakeholders~by vivian fernandesthe punjab government has shed its complacency and advised district administra...



hooda to table bill to tackle smog crisis in winter session




congress leader deepender hooda is introducing a right to clean air bill during the upcoming winter session of parliament.hooda, a lok sabha mp from rohtak, said the private member's bill will be finalised after seeking suggestions from concerned citizens and experts.as a first step, the congress le...



delhi smog: sc to hear today plea against rising pollution in ncr




the supreme court agreed to hear today itself a fresh plea seeking to curb rising pollution in delhi and the national capital region (ncr).a bench comprising chief justice dipak misra and justices a m khanwilkar and d y chandrachud considered the submission of lawyer r k kapoor that rise in dust par...



sc to hear today plea to curb rising pollution in delhi-ncr




the supreme court agreed to hear today itself a fresh plea seeking to curb rising pollution in delhi and the national capital region (ncr).a bench comprising chief justice dipak misra and justices a m khanwilkar and d y chandrachud considered the submission of lawyer r k kapoor that rise in dust par...



delhi air quality improves but still very poor; no end to stubble burning




even as the air quality in the national capital region, including delhi, recorded an improvement, increased stubble burning in the western punjab districts despite the national green tribunal directions continues to pose a threat. with good wind speed and a drop in temperature, air quality in delhi ...



compensate farmers to stop stubble burning




punjab chief minister captain amarinder singh on thursday wrote to prime minister narendra modi seeking compensation for farmers for crop resident management to check stubble burning.stubble burning has triggered a major smog crisis in the northern belt of the country.singh also requested modi to co...



stubble burning: air quality worsens in delhi, use of masks advised




with increase in stubble burning in neighbouring states and the ncr, delhi on monday saw a further rise in pollution levels, with bhiwadi (ncr) in rajasthan becoming the first place to record "severe" quality of air under the air quality index (aqi). the national capital, where the air quality has a...



centre allocates rs 795 crore drought assistance to karnataka




the centre on thursday allocated rs 795.54 crore as assistance to karnataka in the wake of drought during rabi season in last fiscal.the decision was taken at a meeting of high-level committee (hlc) here chaired by home minister rajnath singh. the meeting was attended by finance minister arun jaitle...



cabe may push for extension of rte to pre-primary, secondary




the central advisory board of education (cabe) is set to discuss a long-standing demand for extending the scope of the right of children to free and compulsory education (rte) act to pre-primary and secondary level at its meeting scheduled to be held here this month.most of the members of a sub-comm...



moef nod for tech to curb crop residue burning




the central government on thursday approved a rs 100 crore project to popularise various straw management methods among north indian farmers to stop them from burning crop residue in 2018. this season, delhi turned into a gas chamber following crop residue burning.approved by the union environment a...



delhi air worsens to severe, moisture traps emissions in absence of wind




air quality in delhi plunged on monday night with visibility levels dropping as moisture combined with pollutants shrouded the city in a thick cover of haze.the central pollution control board (cpcb) said high moisture level in the air has trapped emissions from local sources and hanging low over th...



kasturirangan-led panel to prepare final draft of education policy




the centre has appointed eminent scientist k kasturirangan to head a nine-member committee to prepare a final draft of the much-awaited national education policy (nep).this comes about a year after a report of a committee, set up under former cabinet secretary t s r subramanian, ran into a controver...