With crop residue burning in northwest India contributing to a quarter of Delhi's air pollution during winter, a professor from Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has claimed to have develop

The National Green Tribunal today directed the northern states to identify sites in each district for collection and storage of crop residue to encourage farmers not to burn agricultural stubble in

Tribunal wants information on mode of utilisation of stubble

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Covering of Crops under Crop Insurance Schemes, 29/12/2017. The Government is presently implementing the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), Restructured Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme (RWBCIS) and Coconut Palm Insurance Scheme (CPIS) in the country. The PMFBY and RWBCIS envisage coverage of all food and oilseeds crop and commercial/horticultural crops. It is, however, the prerogative of the State Government/ Union Territory to select the crops which they want to be covered under the schemes.

With Delhi-NCR and other northern states facing severe pollution, the environment ministry on Thursday approved a regional project to tackle stubble burning, one of the major contributors to air po

The NGT chairman was present in Chandigarh to attend an event on Dialogue on Environment Changes: their effect on health and economy, which was held at Judicial Academy, Sector 43, on Wednesday.

NEW DELHI: The Centre said it would be ready with an action plan to deal with the issue of stubble burning in next one month on Tuesday - a move which may provide farmers in the National Capital Re

Patiala: With the Delhi government again pointing fingers at Punjab and Haryana for the smog that has returned to the national capital, Punjab on Monday refused to take the blame, citing zero stubb

NEW DELHI: With the Sri Lankan cricket team's dramatic protest against playing conditions highlighting the mounting embarrassment over Delhi's pollution, a PMO-headed panel met on Monday and review

Improvements in horticultural sector can provide significant scope to absorb a work force, and there is vast scope for the growth of this sector within agriculture for farmers to look forward says this report by Dalwai committee on doubling farmer’s income. There is scope for expanding the area under horticulture crops by 4 million hectares and that with an enhanced yields by 60 per cent. This generates 8 million additional employment opportunities in horticulture says the report.