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Implement SC order on stubble burning: Punjab CM

Implement SC order on stubble burning: Punjab CM

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday ordered the Agriculture Department to work out the modalities for implementation of the Supreme Court order on providing financial assistance to small and marginal farmers in order to check paddy straw burning.At the same time, the Chief Minister also ordered stringent action against those found violating the ban

30% rise in stubble burning cases in Punjab

30% rise in stubble burning cases in Punjab

The cases of crop residue fire — a major air pollutant in Delhi-NCR — saw a 30 per cent rise in Punjab after the harvest season this year compared to last year.The substantial increase was recorded despite Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s fervent appeals to the farmers not to go for the quicker option of getting

30% rise in stubble burning cases in Punjab

NASA image shows large scale stubble burning: Delhi govt

The Delhi government has shared an image from NASA showing large scale stubble burning in adjoining states.Sharing the images on Tuesday, the Delhi government said: “The latest image from NASA shows large scale crop residue burning in states surrounding Delhi.” The image showed stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana, along with other areas.The Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam

Sidhu exhorts farmers to make Punjab free from stubble burning

Sidhu exhorts farmers to make Punjab free from stubble burning

Exhorting the farmers to contribute in making Punjab pollution free by shunning the stubble burning and utilizing the hi-tech implants to decompose the stubble in the soil to increase its fertility, the District Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Department on Monday organised a Kisan Mela on Rabi Crops at Chappar Chhirri on Monday under Atma Scheme.

Sidhu exhorts farmers to make Punjab free from stubble burning

Punjab govt to provide over 28,000 agro-machines to prevent stubble burning

 To achieve the task of zero stubble burning, Punjab’s agriculture department will provide more than 28,000 agro-machines/farm equipment to the state’s farmers with a subsidy component of Rs 278 crore during the current fiscal year, an official said on Sunday. Subsidy ranging from 50 to 80 per cent is being provided to the farmers under

Stubble burning continues in Amritsar

Stubble burning continues in Amritsar. Despite the deterioration in air quality in New Delhi and the adjoining areas, farmers in Amritsar continue to burn paddy-stubble and further deteriorate air quality, despite an order of prohibition. Amritsar Deputy Commissioner Kamaldeep Singh Sangha said, “According to the National Green Tribunal and the Supreme Court the Punjab government

30% rise in stubble burning cases in Punjab

Stubble burning: Punjab CM meets PM to press for compensation

Stubble burning: Punjab CM meets PM to press for compensation. Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to press for compensation to farmers in lieu of stubble burning. Captain Amarinder apprised Prime Minister Modi that the problem of stubble burning could get aggravated and needed to be urgently addressed. The

30% rise in stubble burning cases in Punjab

Industries, vehicles cause pollution, not stubble burning: Punjab’s Farmers

Industries, vehicles cause pollution, not stubble burning: Punjab’s Farmers . Farmers in Punjab on Saturday claimed that industries and vehicles majorly contribute to air pollution and not stubble burning. For the last few days, Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR) have been experiencing pollution due to the burning of stubble in the neighbouring states of

Stubble burning: Punjab issues directions for combine harvesters

Stubble burning: Punjab issues directions for combine harvesters

In a bid to curb the menace of stubble burning, the Punjab government has issued a set of instructions for owners of combine harvesters in the state. These instructions are aimed at saving the environment from air pollution caused by stubble burning, a senior official said on Monday. Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) chairman K. S. Pannu said

Rajya Sabha concerned over stubble burning

Rajya Sabha concerned over stubble burning: The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday expressed concern over stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana causing environmental and health concerns in the National Capital Region (NCR). Congress Rajya Sabha MP Pratap Singh Bajwa raised the issue during Zero Hour and sought financial help for farmers to prevent stubble burning. “Stubble burning is

Australia offers technological help to prevent stubble burning

Chandigarh, Dec 18,  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 without the need for land clearing or tilling — eliminating the

Farmers can’t give up stubble burning completely: Amarinder

Chandigarh, Nov 15, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today said “farmers cannot be expected to give up crop residue burning completely”, till the time they are provided viable solutions. The statement comes on a day when Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar to discuss air pollution and stubble burning.

Khattar, Kejriwal pledge to fight smog in 2018

Chandigarh, Nov 15, Chief Ministers Manohar Lal Khattar of Haryana and Arvind Kejriwal of Delhi on Wednesday met for nearly 90 minutes here and agreed to take steps to prevent a repeat of smog in the National Capital Region (NCR) next year. “We … are happy to have had a very fruitful meeting at Chandigarh.

Khattar asks Kejriwal

Khattar asks Kejriwal what have you done to end stubble burning

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today asked his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal what steps he has taken to end stubble burning by farmers in areas near the national capital as air pollution peaked to alarming levels. Khattar asks Kejriwal what have you done to end stubble burning. Kejriwal last week had sought a meeting

Khattar agrees to meet Kejriwal to discuss stubble burning

Chandigarh, Nov 13, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has accepted Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s appeal for a meeting to discuss the issue of stubble burning, while also slamming him for “inability to rise above short term electoral gains” on the issue. In a letter to Kejriwal, released to media on Monday, Khattar said

More than 10 asthma patients visits civil hospital regularly, due to stubble burning

Sukhpreet Singh Ludhiana : – The burning of paddy straw coupled has resulted in rise in number of asthma and respiratory infection cases in different city hospitals and clinics. With the tremendous rise in asthma patients, health department is on toes as more than 10 patients are getting admitted in civil hospital Ludhiana regularly. Despite the

Stubble burning leading to more patients in Delhi hospitals

New Delhi, Nov 1, With Delhi-NCR air quality varying between ‘severe’ and ‘very poor’, and stubble burning going on unabated in neighbouring states, major city hospitals saw a spike, with some registering a 25 per cent hike in patients complaining of respiratory issues. According to medical experts, most of the patients are being diagnosed with

Punjab stubble burning down by 30%

Stubble burning down by 30%: Punjab

Stubble burning in Punjab has dropped by 30 per cent this year as compared to last year, the state government told the National Green Tribunal (NGT) here on Monday. The Tribunal had earlier this month rapped the Punjab government for not incentivising the farmers or assisting them to manage the crop residue, estimated to be

Stubble burning down by 30%: Punjab

New Delhi, Oct 30 : Punjab stubble burning down by 30%. Stubble burning in Punjab has dropped by 30 per cent this year as compared to last year, the state government told the National Green Tribunal (NGT) here on Monday. The Tribunal had earlier this month rapped the Punjab government for not incentivising the farmers

Punjab stubble burning

Despite Captain’s order, farmers booked for stubble burning

Punjab stubble burning: As it was mentioned by Captain Amarinder Singh that no case shall be registered against farmers for burning grain stalks. However, the police has registered FIR against six farmers for burning stubble in Sangrur.In the first case in the state, the police booked Dev Singh, Gurcharan Singh, Sukha Singh, Gurcharan, Mitthu Singh