Stubble burning

Centre agrees to decriminalise stubble burning: Agriculture Minister

The Centre on Saturday accepted protesting farmers' demand to decriminalise the stubble burning process.

Nov 27, 2021, 16:46 PM IST

Delhi air quality degrades even further in 'very poor' category, AQI slips to 368

The PM 10 was recorded at 376 in the 'very poor' category and PM 2.5 was recorded at 224 in the 'very poor' category at 7:50 am.

Nov 26, 2021, 09:03 AM IST

List out steps taken to check air pollution in Delhi-NCR, curb stubble burning: SC asks Centre, states

During the hearing, the apex court asked the Centre to continue taking the measures for controlling air pollution for the next two three days. In the meantime, if the air pollution level becomes 100, then some restrictions can be lifted, the top court suggested.

Nov 24, 2021, 12:27 PM IST

Stop 'hue and cry' over stubble burning without basis: Supreme Court tells Centre over air pollution

The bench, also comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud and Surya Kant, said that construction, industry, transport, power and vehicular traffic are the major culprits in causing pollution and asked the Centre to take steps regarding these factors.

Nov 15, 2021, 19:28 PM IST

Delhi air pollution: Do Diwali firecrackers play a part?

A report by the Centre for Science and Environment, a non-profit based in Delhi, showed that the concentration of PM2.5 rose during Diwali in 2018, 2019 and 2020 in the capital.

Nov 15, 2021, 17:58 PM IST

Delhi pollution: Delhi’s air quality improves slightly due to high wind speed

The air quality in Delhi improved slightly on Saturday due to high wind speed.

Nov 06, 2021, 21:54 PM IST

Delhi's air quality slips into red zone as stubble burning picks up

Stubble burning accounted for six per cent of PM 2.5 pollution in Delhi. The rest of the pollution is due to local sources.

Nov 02, 2021, 19:02 PM IST

Delhi's air quality slips to 'very poor' category as farm fires pick up

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday predicted that the air quality in the national capital is likely to be in the lower end of the Very Poor category on November 1-2. "The air quality is likely to remain in the lower end of Very Poor category till November 4 and then deteriorate on November 5-6 significantly. 

Nov 01, 2021, 06:24 AM IST

Stubble Burning: Farmers happy with the use of bio-decomposer, claims Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Speaking on the problem of pollution in the areas of Delhi and NCR, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has claimed that he has found a solution to this problem, in view of which he has made available free Bio-Decomposer to the farmers. Kejriwal suggests that such arrangements should be made for the surrounding states so that the problem of pollution can be curbed.

Sep 13, 2021, 13:46 PM IST

Punjab, Haryana, UP, Rajasthan failed to take measures to check stubble burning: Saurabh Bhardwaj

Bhardwaj said that the CAQM has warned if the third wave of COVID-19 coincides with stubble burning pollution, then it may prove fatal.

Sep 07, 2021, 21:57 PM IST

Smoke of stubble burning from Punjab and Haryana increases pollution in Delhi: AAP MLA Atishi

Senior AAP leader Atishi said that the Delhi assembly designated environment panel met the Air Quality Commission and demanded strict action against Punjab and Haryana governments on the issue of stubble burning. 

Nov 25, 2020, 13:47 PM IST

Video: Stubble burning led to spike in COVID-19 deaths in Delhi, says Health Minister

The minister told reporters here that the pollution due to stubble-burning created a big problem in Delhi. It caused problems in breathing and those who had COVID-19 inhaled the smoke, which aggravated the seriousness.

Nov 24, 2020, 08:00 AM IST

Delhi-Noida choke as air quality remains 'severe' for fifth consecutive day

On Monday (November 9), Delhi's overall Air Quality Index (AQI) was recorded at 426 which falls in the 'severe' category.

Nov 09, 2020, 07:00 AM IST

DNA Exclusive: Stubble burning throttles Delhi-NCR, poses air pollution challenges

The pollution in Delhi and surrounding cities on Thursday broke the record of this season.

Nov 06, 2020, 01:47 AM IST

DNA: When will we pledge against pollution?

In this section of DNA, we will do an in-depth analysis of the problem of pollution. Also, through the ground report, we will understand where the problem lies.

Nov 05, 2020, 22:30 PM IST

Severe outbreak of pollution in Delhi

A day after hundreds of effigies of demon king Ravana were burnt in the national capital on the occasion of Dussehra, the air quality of the region has worsened.

Oct 26, 2020, 14:18 PM IST

Special Report: Pollution is going to be terrible again?

Watch the video to see the special report on increasing level of pollution in the coming days.

Oct 20, 2020, 11:38 AM IST

Delhi-NCR air pollution: SC appoints Madan Lokur panel to monitor steps to check stubble burning

The Supreme Court on Friday appointed retired apex court judge Justice Madan B Lokur as a one-man committee to take steps for preventing stubble burning in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh which is a source of pollution in Delhi-national capital region (NCR).

Oct 16, 2020, 18:13 PM IST

Delhi residents breathing poison? Air quality deteriorates further, smoky haze envelops capital

On Friday, Delhi recorded an Air Quality Index (AQI) of 316 at 6:00 am. 

Oct 16, 2020, 07:28 AM IST

95% of Delhi air pollution due to local factors, share of stubble burning only 4%: Centre

Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said that around 95 per cent of the pollution is due to factors like dust, construction and biomass burning and the share of stubble burning is only around 4 per cent as on date.

Oct 15, 2020, 17:41 PM IST