Stubble burning

Strong winds likely to improve AQI in Delhi on Friday

The minimum temperature was recorded at 8.2 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season`s average, the India Meteorological Department said. The maximum was likely to hover around 22 degrees Celsius.

Jan 24, 2020, 11:00 AM IST

Yogi Adityanath's govt issues notice to 26 District Magistrate over stubble burning

UP's chief secretary RK Tiwari, has asked the District Collectors to give an explanation on this matter. He further also took into account the action taken by the District Collectors to control the increase in the cases of stubble burning. 

Dec 01, 2019, 13:13 PM IST

Can we allow people to kill others: Supreme Court reprimands Punjab, Haryana on stubble burning

Stubble burning is one of the main reasons behind the massive pollution in north India, particularly over the Delhi-NCR area and the Supreme Court of India on Monday pulled up Punjab and Haryana governments over their failure to stop the practice.

Nov 25, 2019, 15:03 PM IST

Delhi air quality likely to deteriorate on Wednesday, pollution to worsen in next 48 hours

The AQI was recorded the highest in Chandni Chowk at 346, followed by Dhirpur at 304, Delhi University at 301, Mathura Road at 296, IIT Delhi and Lodhi Road at 283, Pusa at 252, Airport (T3) at 241, and Ayanagar at 193. The AQI in Noida stood at 333 and Gurugram at 207. 

Nov 20, 2019, 07:53 AM IST

Air quality improving as stubble burning ending: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi government`s Dialogue and Development Commission Vice-Chairman Jasmine Shah shared a tweet with pictures showing that the air quality in Delhi is improving as the stubble burning reduces.

Nov 17, 2019, 11:58 AM IST

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directs officials to ensure no stubble burning takes place in UP

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said the concerned departments must spread awareness among the farmers regarding the issue. An attempt should be made to promote such technique among the farmers that instead of burning, they should convert the stubble into organic fertilizer.

Nov 16, 2019, 15:36 PM IST

Manoj Tiwari attacks Arvind Kejriwal over spike in Delhi air pollution

On Saturday, the AQI docked at 472 with PM 2.5 levels at 322 and PM 10 levels at 487 at 8:30 in the morning, said SAFAR.

Nov 16, 2019, 14:35 PM IST

189 farmers penalised in Haryana for stubble burning

The Deputy Director of Agriculture department Babu Lal said that they have acted stringently on the stubble burning incidents in the state. 

Nov 13, 2019, 20:16 PM IST

'Curbing pollution is govt's job' says Supreme Court

'Curbing pollution is govt's job' says Supreme Court. Watch video to know more.

Nov 13, 2019, 13:34 PM IST

Delhi air quality remains 'very poor' for second consecutive day

Delhi's air quality continued to be 'very poor' on Saturday, although the contribution from stubble fires has been very less during the last couple of days.

Nov 09, 2019, 18:32 PM IST

Supreme Court passes directions to curb Stubble Burning

Supreme Court passes directions to curb Stubble Burning. Watch debate to know more.

Nov 07, 2019, 12:56 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi directs distribution of equipment to Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh farmers to curb stubble burning

The Prime Minister had taken a review meeting on Tuesday on air pollution in the northern states. Stubble burning by farmers in these three states, especially Punjab, has been identified as a major cause of air pollution in the Delhi-NCR region.

Nov 06, 2019, 21:45 PM IST

As Delhi battles air pollution, SC slams Punjab govt for failing to tackle stubble burning

Justice Mishra warned of consequences for those violating rules and regulations. "Nobody will be spared if found violating rules and regulations," said Justice Mishra. He added that everyone knew that the stubble burning would happen this year too then why was the government not ready in advance. "Why were the machines not provided? It seems no steps were taken throughout the year," added Justice Mishra.

Nov 06, 2019, 16:16 PM IST

Ludhiana intensifies drive against stubble burning, 22 farmers arrested

Burning of paddy straw in the fields of Punjab is one of the reasons leading to a thick layer of smog in the northern plains of the country.

Nov 06, 2019, 09:52 AM IST

SC to hear petitions on rising air pollution in Delhi-NCR

A special bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Deepak Gupta will hear the suo motu case filed by the top court itself in connection with the situation in Delhi-NCR.

Nov 06, 2019, 06:54 AM IST

Stubble burning must stop, penalise Gram Pradhans if they fail to act: Supreme Court

The court also directed all concerned departments and local administrations in all states to ensure that no incident of crop burning takes place further. 

Nov 04, 2019, 16:49 PM IST

Odd-Even a political gimmick by Arvind Kejriwal, will violate it: BJP leader Vijay Goel

The senior BJP leader said that he will hold a symbolic protest against the Odd-Even scheme of the Delhi government. 

Nov 04, 2019, 10:35 AM IST

AQI touches 1600 at several places in Delhi-NCR; 32 flights diverted

The visibility at Delhi airport dropped to 300 metre as AQI in the national capital was recorded at 625 on Sunday. 

Nov 03, 2019, 13:47 PM IST

Ongoing health emergency in Delhi-NCR matter of serious concern: CM Manohar Lal Khattar writes to Prakash Javadekar

Khattar thanked Union Minister Prakash Javadekar for his consent to convene a meeting and invite Chief Ministers of Delhi and adjoining states over the issue of pollution in the National Capital Region (NCR).

Nov 03, 2019, 11:52 AM IST

Delhi air continues to choke, AQI breaches 900-mark at several places

While the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) in Delhi was recorded at 626 at 10:45 am on Sunday, at some parts of the national capital, the pollution level breached the 'shocking' 900-mark. 

Nov 03, 2019, 11:30 AM IST