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Deny MSP to stubble burners: NGT

Green Bench asks Chief Secretaries of 4 States to draw up scheme to check pollution Stating that State governments had failed to curb stubble burning, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday summoned the Chief Secretaries of Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. Officers have been directed to draw up a plan to provide economic […]

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Delhi air quality turns ‘severe’ for first time this season

Meanwhile, the issue of stubble burning and air pollution in Delhi took a political turn on Monday as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal blamed the BJP-led central and Haryana government and Congress-led Punjab government for the worsening air quality in Delhi. Delhi recorded its worst day in terms of air quality this season as the Air […]

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Stubble burning: Punjab CM Amarinder meets PM, seeks aid for farmers

The Chief Minister also took the opportunity to thank the Prime Minister for the central government’s decision not to disturb the 60:40 ratio with respect to appointment of officers in the UT of Chandigarh. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to press for compensation to farmers for eliminating paddy stubble […]

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Straw-burning cases see a drop in Punjab

In the first 15 days of paddy harvesting, Punjab has witnessed almost a 60% dip in stubble-burning cases as compared to last year. Against the last year’s 1,021 farm fire cases between September 27 and October 10, the Punjab Pollution Control Board through satellite data has recorded 421 incidents. However, the number of such cases […]

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Punjab to post nodal officers to curb stubble burning

They will be appointed in 8,000 paddy growing villages With paddy ready for harvest, the Punjab government has directed the procurement agencies to ensure prompt lifting of the crop from markets. Also, to curb the menace of stubble burning, the State has decided to appoint nodal officers in 8,000 paddy growing villages. The villages have […]