February 19, 2020 4:36 am
Led by (retd) Justice Mehtab Singh Gill, the committee decided to seek proposals from the unions to end the menace of residue burning and manage paddy straw in an eco-friendly manner.
January 16, 2020 2:23 am
Area under paddy stubble burning in Punjab up despite number of machines almost doubling.
December 13, 2019 12:22 pm
The farmers in Punjab are protesting to get all actions taken against them by the adminstration for alleged paddy stubble burning cancelled. These include FIRs, action under the Air Act, red entries in revenue records and environmental compensation imposed on them.
December 07, 2019 10:49 am
Till November 25 total 52,942 stubble burning cases were recorded in Punjab compared to 51,751 and 50,841, in the corresponding period in 2018 and 2017, respectively
November 29, 2019 1:51 am
The AAP legislators said the Punjab government had started a concerted campaign to register cases against the farmers for burning paddy straw, throwing the directives of the Supreme Court and National Green Tribunal (NGT) to the winds.
November 26, 2019 8:29 am
The dharnas were organised outside offices of deputy superintendents of police (DSPs), demanding that these complaints and fines be quashed. They warned of another protest against the government if the latter fails to do so.
November 25, 2019 1:45 am
The 10 operational plants have an aggregate capacity 72 mega watt (MW) and use 5.50 lakh tonnes of paddy straw, which is around 2.75 per cent of the total paddy stubble produced in Punjab annually.
November 24, 2019 8:45 am
Punjab agriculture secretary Kahan Singh Pannu said, “We are working on it. We are getting things verified yet again as to how come in more than 24,000 cases, the cause of fire was something else but not the crop residue burning”.
November 16, 2019 9:44 am
Following a Supreme Court order directing three states to compensate farmers who have refrained from burning paddy stubble on their fields, Punjab government is paying Rs 2,500 per acre. The Indian Express explains how the government is zeroing in on those managed the stubble in an environment friendly way
November 16, 2019 8:44 am
The government has so far disbursed Rs 19.09 crore to 29,343 non-basmati paddy cultivating small and marginal farmers who did not burn the paddy residue, as per the information it submitted in the Supreme Court Friday.
November 06, 2018 8:50 am
Stubble burning is the deliberate setting fire of the straw stubble that remains after wheat is harvested. The smoke from this practice is often blamed as a major factor in Delhi’s air pollution. This is what the data says.
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