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Crop Burning


Crop residue burning: Why Happy Seeder isn’t a happy proposition

October 31, 2019 5:11 am

Stubble management machines, unlike tractors, lie idle for most time, making it an unviable investment

Heavy stubble burning in 24 hours deteriorates air quality, 10 areas record severe pollution

October 29, 2018 10:05 pm

An overall Air Quality Index of 367 was recorded, which falls in the very poor category, according to data of the Central Pollution Control Board.

Putting out fires

October 16, 2018 1:23 am

Curbing stubble burning will require financial incentives to farmers, inducing behavioural changes. It’s a long haul ahead.

Farmers: Companies benefit from govt subsidies, not us

October 14, 2018 4:08 am

The farmers alleged that instead of giving Rs 200 per quintal bonus to the farmers, the govenment preferred to add to profits of agriculture manufacturing companies in the name of subsidy.

Death by breath: Why farmers say cheaper to pay fine for crop burning

October 13, 2018 6:53 am

According to farmers in Haryana, there has been a surge of around 25 per cent in diesel prices in October 2018 compared to the same time last year.

Crop burning in Punjab, Haryana: Machine distribution, info campaigns on to curb stubble burning

September 29, 2018 4:09 am

While chief ministers of Punjab and Haryana have put out video appeals to farmers, the message on the ground has also been to alert farmers that the state will come down heavily on them if any burning takes place this year.

To combat air pollution, Pune scientists offer cost-effective alternative to crop burning

November 28, 2018 1:55 pm

The larger aim of the team, however, is to curb the secondary pollution caused by crop burning and help farmers earn some additional money from the waste generated from their own land.

Dealing with the residue

April 20, 2018 12:14 am

Curbing stubble burning is about inducing behavioural changes in farmers.

India's $230 million plan to stop crop burning that pollutes Delhi falls short of estimates: report

February 14, 2018 12:59 pm

The proposed plan would give money to farmers in three states bordering Delhi — Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh — to cover 80 percent of the cost of machinery to remove the crop stubble, according to reports.

'To end crop burning, govt must give free machines to farmers’

December 01, 2017 1:30 am

Official estimates state that over 30 million tonnes of paddy straw are annually generated in Punjab and Haryana, which are later burnt by farmers to reduce turnaround time between harvesting paddy and sowing wheat crop.