Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 24/01/2018 regarding rising air pollution in Delhi NCR caused by stubble burning in Punjab, Haryana and Western Uttar Pradesh. Apex Court has been informed that the report of the Sub-Committee of the High Level Task Force on prevention of stubble burning in Punjab, Haryana and Western Uttar Pradesh was submitted on 18th December, 2017. Supreme Court asks EPCA to look into the Report of the Sub Committee and inform us of any suggestions or recommendations.

Global rice production systems face two opposing challenges: the need to increase production to accommodate the world's growing population while simultaneously reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Adaptations to drainage regimes are one of the most promising options for methane mitigation in rice production. Whereas several studies have focused on mid-season drainage (MD) to mitigate GHG emissions, early-season drainage (ED) varying in timing and duration has not been extensively studied.

Air quality in the Delhi National Capital Region (NCR) has been a matter of concern.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Air Pollution due to Crop Residue Burning, 22/12/2017. Burning of crop residue in various states can lead to higher level of pollution specially during adverse meteorological conditions in early winter in North India.

The Union government has agreed to give subsidies for procuring equipment for tackling air pollution from stubble burning in the states Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab. Download to read this high level committee report on stubble burning submitted in the Supreme Court on Jan 29, 2018.

Crop residues, including wheat straw and corn stover, are a feedstock for the production of cellulosic biofuel that could contribute to meeting advanced biofuel targets and decarbonization goals for the transport sector. However, there are concerns about potential negative environmental impacts of crop residue harvest for biofuel production.

This market assessment reports on alternative fuels opportunities in the cement sector in Senegal. The assessment examined different experiences and possible options to utilize municipal, commercial and industrial waste, along with tires, sewage sludge and agricultural residue in cement kilns in key production clusters.

This market assessment reports on alternative fuels opportunities in the cement sector in Ethiopia. The assessment examined different experiences and possible options to utilize municipal, commercial and industrial waste, along with tires, sewage sludge and agricultural residue in cement kilns in key production clusters.

Residential solid biomass cookstoves are important sources of aerosol emissions in India. Cookstove emissions rates are largely based on laboratory experiments conducted using the standard water-boiling test, but real-world emissions are often higher owing to different stove designs, fuels, and cooking methods. Constraining mass emissions factors (EFs) for prevalent cookstoves is important because they serve as inputs to bottom-up emissions inventories used to evaluate health and climate impacts.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vikrant Kumar Tongad Vs. Environment Pollution (Prevention Control) Authority & Others dated 16/11/2017 regarding air pollution due to burning of agricultural residues. NGT directs NTPC to file complete details of its total demand of coal and how much agricultural residue either in the form of pellet or otherwise it can use, if not purely at least mixed with coal, in all the coal based Thermal Power Houses in the States of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

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