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Uttar Pradesh: Bio-fuel plants in 7 districts curb stubble burning

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 27, 2020

The state steering committee approved a budget of Rs 22.56 crore for setting up bio-fuel plants in seven districts — Meerut, Baghpat, Bulandshahr, Ghaziabad, Gautam Budh Nagar, Hapur and...

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UP’s new bio-fuel policy to reduce pollution due to stubble burning

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 25, 2020

The Uttar Pradesh government is ready with a new bio-fuel policy which is being seen as a significant move to deal effectively with the environmental crisis arising out of stubble burning by...

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Stubble burning: Maximum cases in Punjab; anger over farm bills among major reasons

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 16, 2020

Punjab has recorded around 74,000 incidents of stubble burning this season, the maximum in four years, with experts saying anger over farm bills and the government not paying the Supreme Court-...

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Delhi air turns more toxic as fumes from 5,000 farm fires flow in

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 6, 2020

The average air quality across the capital turned hazardous on Thursday morning, reaching 'severe' levels as burning of harvest residue in northern India soared to the highest this season....

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Bitter harvest: Stubble burning up 36 per cent this October

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 4, 2020

An analysis of images from four satellites and ground reports has shown that stubble burning increased by 36% this October compared with last year. This revelation came to the fore in a study of...

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Delhi's air quality remains 'very poor' for third consecutive day as stubble burning rises to 40 pc

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 2, 2020

The air quality in the national capital remained in the 'very poor' category for the third consecutive day on Monday, Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data revealed. The air quality index...

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Delhi most polluted capital, India has 21 of top 30 worst AQI ranked cities

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 26, 2020

With an average of 98.6 Particulate Matter (PM 2.5) concentration, Delhi topped the list of most polluted capital cities in the world. 21 of the 30 most polluted cities in 2019 were from India. A recent report released by AirVisual, which monitors international air pollution...

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Punjab seeks central assistance for biomass projects

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 13, 2020

Pointing out that the state government had already submitted a detailed proposal on the subject, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has written to the Centre reiterating his demand for Viability Gap Funding (VGF) for Biomass Power Projects and Biomass Solar Hybrid...

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India-Sweden join forces against stubble burning to deal with air pollution

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 3, 2019

The India-Sweden Dialogue on innovations for sustainable development and partnership that took off on Monday saw Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sweden's King Carl Gustaf do a virtual launch of the technology, tested in pilot mode, that can be useful in combatting the...

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Delhi air pollution: Farm fires up, but impact to fall to 7%

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 21, 2019

Fire counts due to stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana increased significantly and touched 1,000 again on Wednesday. However, as stubble-level winds from the burning site are slow, its share in Delhi’s PM2.5 concentration only went up marginally from Tuesday’s 13% to 14%, a...

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