Although there will be increased yields of rice, wheat, legumes and oilseeds by 10-20% with increase in Co2 level to 550 ppm, however, productivity of most crops is likely to decrease marginally by 2020 but by 10-40% by 2100 says this report by the Standing Committee on Agriculture (2016-2017) tabled in the Lok Sabha

This paper is an attempt to provide a guide for database creation and the development of a district-level database on emissions from agriculture in India.

Southeast Asia has considerable resources to produce liquid biofuels sustainably, using biomass feedstocks that would not cause carbon-dioxide emissions or interfere with food supply.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vikrant Kumar Tongad Vs. Environment Pollution (Prevention Control) Authority & Others dated 03/05/2017 regarding air pollution caused due to crop residue burning. Joint Director, Agriculture shall submit an affidavit on the number of Happy Seeders (Happy Seeder is a tractor-mounted machine that cuts and lifts rice straw, sows wheat into the bare soil, and deposits the straw over the sown area as mulch.) purchased.

The Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy has recently published an Implementation Action Plan to tackle Delhi’s air pollution.

Despite the spectacular success of the green revolution and achieving self-sufficiency in food production, there are increasing concerns on sustaining the pace of agricultural growth to feed the large population of our country. Lack of yield breakthroughs, deteriorating soil health, groundwater depletion, declining size of operational holdings and labour shortage are some of the prime reasons for slow growth of agriculture. (Editorial)

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Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vikrant Kumar Tongad Vs. Environment Pollution (Prevention Control) Authority & Others dated 07/03/2017 regarding crop residue burning in the states of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan and NCT Delhi.The states would take clear instructions and place on record the effective steps that each one of them is taking to prevent crop residue burning in the coming harvesting season.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vikrant Kumar Tongad Vs. Environment Pollution (Prevention Control) Authority & Others dated 06/01/2017 regarding air pollution resulting from crop residue burning.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Assessment on impact of pollution, 12/12/2016.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Pollution due to Burning of Paddy Stubble, 29/11/2016. Burning of paddy stubble has been banned in Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and

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