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Have been deputed only to spread awareness, maintains Gurdaspur DC

Stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana is a major cause of air pollution not only in the two states but also in the national capital.

Sharp jump in crop residue burning in Punjab, Haryana in last 10 days.

Chandigarh: Farmers have become easy targets as they are often blamed for causing air pollution by stubble burning, farm experts said on Wednesday as they pitched for addresing their issues without

GURUGRAM: Air quality remained in the ‘very poor’ range on Saturday, as well, making Gurugram the most polluted city in the National Capital Region (NCR) for the second consecutive day.

Most farmer outfits have announced that crop residue would be set on fire to clear the fields.

NEW DELHI: Union environment minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Thursday directed the NCR states of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to complete the distribution of agricultural equipment among farmers

As paddy harvesting is nearing, Punjab has started looking for solution to crop residue burning problem and this time the state is hoping to tackle the menace through farm mechanisation, coupled wi

This year something else is keeping them awake: In late August the government issued a warning about a potential El Niño weather pattern, associated with changes in weather patterns worldwide.

Persistent conflicts and climate-related shocks are currently driving high levels of severe food insecurity, particularly in Southern African and Near East countries, which continue to require humanitarian assistance, according to a new report published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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