On January 18 this year, an RTI applicant Deepak Juneja had sought from the transport department information about the number of PUC certificates issued for different class of vehicles in Delhi.
The road and transport minister also called for concerted efforts in the direction of environment-friendly transportation and biofuel production from farm waste like paddy stubble
Amarinder Singh’s silence to the tweet sent to him by the Pakistan Punjab government is not surprising. Our leaderships make pious statements about co-operating to resolve the “real issues” but in reality, we are more comfortable wearing the armour of old hostilities.
Scientific officer at CPCB, said, “It is a misconception that vehicular pollution is the main reason for air pollution. It is the small dust particles of PM10 and PM2.5 that affect the most. Construction of buildings, roads, metro trains, etc, create a huge amount of such fine particles.”
Arvind Kejriwal last week had sought a meeting with counterparts from Haryana and Punjab to discuss ways to manage the worsening air pollution in Delhi and the neighbouring states.
According to Northern Railway, over 25 trains were delayed in the Ambala division on Thursday
Speaking to The Indian Express, Dhankar said financial incentive could be given to the farmers on the purchase of paddy from them.
Farmers complained that because of smog and lack of sunlight moisture level in the crop had risen up to 25 per cent.
The department had notified the challenge fund mostly in Punjabi with only a few paragraphs in English.
In a letter to the PM, Amarinder has requested him to convene a meeting of Chief Ministers of the affected States along with the Union Ministers for Agriculture, Food and Environment on the issue
Calling smog a regional issue, Punjab province Minister for Environment Zakia Shah Nawaz Khan said that both India and Pakistan need to collaborate to find a sustainable solution to this problem.
Delhi air pollution Live Updates: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has said the government is planning to re-launch its odd-even transport scheme.
Attributes shallow smog to 2 factors: meteorological and local pollution; adds that conditions likely to persist
Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) member S Narayanan said multiple factors including low temperature and stubble burning were
contributing to the smog in the region.
The accidents happened on both sides of the Kachi Bhucho flyover in Bathinda district, thus killing ten on the spot. A total of 14 people were injured in the two accidents.