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DEHRADUN/RUDRAPUR: Soaring mercury across the hill state has thrown life out of gear even as meteorologists predicted that the heat wave is likely to continue for some more days.

Against claims of Rs 14,453 crore made by farmers for crop losses in kharif 2017 under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), insurance firms have paid a mere Rs 733 crore so far, a payout r

Wheat is harvested in this belt during the last week of April.

Chandigarh: Punjab government will soon get Rs 395 crore from the Centre to fund its campaign against stubble burning.

Already awaiting funds from the Union government to deal with straw management in the state, the cash-strapped Punjab government has sought help from private companies to solve the problem crop res

The Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) has imposed a fine of Rs 27,500 on 12 farmers of various villages in the district for burning wheat crop residue.

Crop burning, dust pollution, vehicular pollution, thermal power generation, have all been around for donkeys years. They all cause air pollution but are marginal contributors .

Air pollution is not only injurious to human health, but also to plant life.

PUNE: Nagpur oranges and other fruit crops in the Vidarbha region are bearing the brunt of a severe water crisis as borewells in the region go dry.

While earlier it was only paddy stubble burning that had Punjab officials on its toes after harvesting in October-November, now the trend to burn wheat stubble is catching up among farmers.

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