In the state of Punjab in India, burning residue from the annual rice paddy harvest is a practice that dates back decades. Crop waste burning emits particulate matter (both PM10 and PM2.5) and greenhouse gases (GHG), which aggravate the poor air quality in Punjab, Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR).

This issue brief uses freely available data from satellite-based monitoring, in addition to information from 48 low-cost sensors deployed in four districts in Punjab, to examine seasonal crop residue burning.

Issues Apr 10 deadline for disposal of effluents; erring officials to face action

Two years ago, Sohan Singh, a poor farmer with just 2.5 acres at Rurka Kalan village, used to irrigate his fields by paying for borewell water of his neighbour.

Study by IIT-Delhi reveals drastic reduction in lenght of pleasant, comfortable days

Unit found ‘discharging’ waste directly into the ground

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Residents of Saila Khurd, Raniala Vs State of Punjab dated 14/03/2019. The issue for consideration is the pollution caused by Kuantum Paper Mill adversely affecting the inhabitants of Saila Khurd, Raniala, Saila Kalan, Jassoval, Majari, Paddi Khusi and Pensara village, District Hoshiarpur, Punjab, by discharging polluted air and water.

PGI Director launches multi-city campaign for Punjab, Haryana

The efforts of various non-governmental organisations for getting the garbage dump near ancient Bhadarkali Mandir of Jagraon shifted yielded fruit when the Punjab and Haryana High Court directed th

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Punjab Brick Klin Owners Association Vs State of Punjab & Others dated 11/03/2019 regarding pollution caused by brick kilns in Punjab. The applications have been filed for recall of order dated 24.10.2018 passed by NGT.