In this article we review how different management technologies like integrated nutrient management, tillage practices, mulching, addition of clay, surface compaction, conservation tillage, use of polymers, etc. can favourably modify the soil physical properties like bulk density, porosity, aeration, soil moisture, soil aggregation, water retention and transmission properties, and soil processes like evaporation, infiltration, run-off and soil loss for better crop growth and yield.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Randhir Singh & Others Vs State of Haryana & Others dated 29/01/2016. The Application was for restraining the M/s Haryana Liquors Pvt. Ltd. from carrying on construction activity for the proposed Grain/Molasses Distillery Unit in its current location in the village Jundla, District Karnal.

Applications stands dismissed.

We use the GLOMAP global aerosol model evaluated against observations of surface particulate matter (PM2.5) and aerosol optical depth (AOD) to better understand the impacts of biomass burning on tropical aerosol. To explore the uncertainty in emissions we use three satellite-derived fire emission datasets (GFED3, GFAS1 and FINN1) in the model, in which tropical fires account for 66–84 % of global particulate emissions from fire. The model underestimates PM2.5 concentrations where observations are available over South America and AOD over South America, Africa and Southeast Asia.

This study, commissioned by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), offers an assessment of the effect of bioenergy on greenhouse gas emissions.

Precipitation associated with the South Asian summer monsoon has decreased by approximately 7% since 1950, but the reasons for this are unclear. Now research suggests that changes in land-cover patterns and increased emissions from human activities have contributed to this weakening, which is expected to continue in the coming decades.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha Air quality in cities, 14/12/2015. Biomass, stubble or agriculture residue burning impacts air quality in the vicinity, be it city, town or village.

Come winter, and the air quality in northern India begins to deteriorate.The smoke resulting from burning crop residues combined with vehicular emissions make the air we breathe deadly.

Come winter, and the air quality in northern India begins to deteriorate. A thick blanket of smog (mixture of smoke and fog) engulfs the National Capital Region which reduces visibility and gives a tough time to commuters.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Vikrant Kumar Tongad Vs. Environment Pollution Authority & Ors. dated 19/10/2015 regarding pollution caused by burning of crops and residue in the fields.

The recent renewable energy roadmap released by WWF-India and World Institute of Sustainable Energy (WISE) for the Palakkad District shows that it is both feasible and practical for the district to meet 50 per cent of its energy demand with renewable sources by 2030.

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