Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Stubble burning in Haryana and Punjab,18/11/2019.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ganga Lalwani Vs Union of India & Others dated 15/10/2019 regarding remedial action to prevent burning of crop residue resulting in air pollution particularly in the NCR Region. The hearings are in continuation of the hearings taking place in the matter since December 2015.

Summary of the Case: 

Air pollution causes severe environmental problems and has become a major health risk for livelihood in Delhi. With increase in population, there is an increase in emissions from various utilities as well. The main source of air pollution is crop residue burning followed by vehicular and industrial emission.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ganga Lalwani Vs Union of India & Others dated 01/10/2019 regarding remedial action to prevent burning of crop residue resulting in air pollution particularly in the NCR Region. For the last six years, the matter has been a subject matter of consideration before the Tribunal and according to certain statistics, 25-30% air pollution in NCR is caused by burning of crop residue in and around Delhi in October and November every year.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ganga Lalwani Vs Union of India & Others WITH News item published in "Indian Express" Authored by Mallica Joshi Titled "All fiddle as crop stubble burns, farmers say solutions out of reach" dated 05/07/2019 regarding air pollution caused by crop burning. It is reported that 25%-30% contribution to the air pollution in the NCR is caused by burning of crops in the States of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Agricultural Waste, 25/06/2019. Paddy Stubble burning is mainly practiced in Indo-gangetic plains of the States of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to clear the fields for Rabi Crop sowing.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Agricultural Waste, 25/06/2019. Paddy Stubble burning is mainly practiced in Indo-gangetic plains of the States of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to clear the fields for Rabi Crop sowing.

Off-grid rural electrification options using crop and woody residues in Côte d’Ivoire show that if all crop and forest residues estimated as available could be used, an estimated 2 million people could be supplied with electricity using two types of technology: combustion and gasification.

In the state of Punjab in India, burning residue from the annual rice paddy harvest is a practice that dates back decades. Crop waste burning emits particulate matter (both PM10 and PM2.5) and greenhouse gases (GHG), which aggravate the poor air quality in Punjab, Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR).

This issue brief uses freely available data from satellite-based monitoring, in addition to information from 48 low-cost sensors deployed in four districts in Punjab, to examine seasonal crop residue burning.

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