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Stubble burning

Delhi air pollution: CJI ...

The CJI said the debates focus on statements taken out of context with everybody set on pursuing their own agenda. Even minor observations by the courts were being turned into controversial issues, he noted.

Delhi air pollution: Supr...

The Supreme Court on Monday said it's unfortunate while expressing displeasure over not taking emergent measures to curb air pollution and directed the Centre and the states to convene an executive meeting and implement a plan to curb air pollution by tomorrow evening.

Delhi NCR air pollution: ...

Infuriated over the worsening air pollution in Delhi and the National Capital Region due to stubble burning, the Supreme Court on Saturday asked the Centre to apprise it on Monday, November 15 on the decisions taken to address the emergency situation caused by the air pollution.

The Burning Issue

Stubble burning is the practice of intentionally setting fire to the straw stubble that remains after grains, such as rice and wheat, have been harvested. The technique was widespread until the 1990s, when governments increasingly restricted its use. Stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana has been cited as a major cause of air pollution in Delhi since 2002.

Supreme Court directs Sol...

The Supreme Court has asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to come up with concrete steps to prevent stubble burning in the states.

44% increase in stubble b...

The report also said that there has been a 25 per cent reduction in stubble burning in Haryana in 2020.

NGT seeks response from C...

National Green Tribunal (NGT) today sought the opinion of the MoEF&CC and other states on the issue of banning firecrackers from November 7 to 30 in a plea alleging that the increase in pollution may deteriorate the COVID-19 pandemic situation in Delhi.

Pollution in Delhi-NCR: S...

The three-judge bench of the Chief Justice S. A. Bobde and Justices A. S. Bopanna and V. Ramasubramanian is hearing a petition filed by a class 12 student Aditya Dubey, seeking direction to the Punjab and Haryana governments to ban stubble burning.

Supreme Court puts on hol...

New Delhi (ILNS): The Supreme Court of India today has kept in abeyance its October 16 order appointing Justice Madan B. Lokur as head of a one-man committee to monitor/prevent stubble burning in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Punjab.

Delhi pollution: Stubble ...

Even as the national capital is enveloped by smoke from stubble burning in the surrounding states, its government has initiated a number of steps to curb it. Will they succeed and lead to cleaner air?

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