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Air Pollution: Supreme Court directs Punjab govt to stop stubble burning

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Punjab government to take effective steps immediately to stop stubble burning and strongly observed that a serious look is required into the issue of rising level of Delhi-NCR air pollution.

PepsiCo India extends pilot initiative in Punjab to address stubble burning

Kolkata/IBNS: PepsiCo India has extended its Biochar Initiative, a pilot crop residue management program, to the Fatehgarh Sahib and Ludhiana districts of Punjab as a potential solution to address the pressing issue of stubble burning in the northern states of India.

'Don't want blame game, we take responsibility for stubble burning': Kejriwal on north India's worsening air quality

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said the Punjab government run by his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will take full responsibility for the stubble burning in the northern state, refraining from playing the "blame game" over the worsening of air quality in north India.

'Pursue farmers against stubble burning, don't want to punish them': SC tells govt

New Delhi/IBNS: The Supreme Court Wednesday asked the government to persuade farmers against stubble burning as it does not want to punish them Delhi and its neighbouring cities continue to reel under air quality crisis, media reports said.

Schools closed for a week, govt offices to work from home: Kejriwal's measures amid Delhi air crisis

New Delhi/IBNS: The schools in Delhi will remain closed for a week from Monday onwards while construction activities will not be allowed from November 14 to 17 as part of emergency measures to deal with the city’s worsening air quality, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said Saturday.

Delhites complain itchy eyes, breathing problems as AQI remains in 'severe' category

Delhi/IBNS: Two days after Diwali, Delhi's hospitals are witnessing a rise in the number of patients coming in with respiratory problems and burning eyes as AQI level continues to remain in the ‘severe’ category, media reports said.

Delhi-NCR records 'very poor' air; stubble fires rise drastically

New Delhi/UNI: Air quality in the national capital improved slightly in the past 24 hours, but still remained under the "very poor" category, as per the bulletin by the Central Pollution Control Board on Saturday.

Supreme Court suspends one-man committee to monitor stubble burning

New Delhi/IBNS: The Supreme Court on Monday suspended the one-man committee which was about to monitor stubble burning in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, media reports said.

Supreme Court appoints retd. judge Justice Lokur to monitor stubble burning

New Delhi/IBNS: The Supreme Court on Friday appointed retired judge Justice Madan B Lokur to monitor the stubble burning in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, the three-bordering states of Delhi, media reports said.

Twenty farmers sent to jail in Pilibhit for burning stubble

Pilibhit/UNI: After Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath reprimanded officials of the ten districts who could not stop stubble burning leading to increase in pollution, the Pilibhit district authorities tightened the noose by sending 20 farmers to jail and taking action against 17 lekhpals,  suspending eight of them.

Several farmers arrested in Punjab after FIRs on stubble burning

New Delhi/IBNS: Around 100 farmers were arrested in Punjab following hundreds of FIRs against them for burning farm residue that choked the capital city and pushed the Air Quality level to severe category, media reports said on Thursday.

Stubble burning: Amarinder hails SC order to give fiscal aid to farmers

Chandigarh/IBNS: Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said he was pleased with the Supreme Court decision to recognise the need to provide financial assistance to the small and marginal farmers to check the menace of stubble burning.

Delhi to implement Odd-Even scheme from Monday: Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi/IBNS: With Delhi gearing up to operate the Odd-Even scheme from Monday to deal the air pollution trouble in the city, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said his government is ready for its implementation.