Tag: stubble burning

  • Stubble burning ban spurs high-end tractor sales in Punjab, Haryana

    Stubble burning ban spurs high-end tractor sales in Punjab, Haryana

    Chandigarh, December 3: Since the ban on stubble burning, enforced by the National Green Tribunal, came into effect, the sale of tractors, high on horse power, in Punjab and Haryana has increased manifold. Reason? They plough deep and destroy stubble in the soil. According to sources in the tractor manufacturing industry, every year, as many […]

  • Stubble Burning in Punjab Solely Responsible for Rising Delhi Pollution, Says Kejriwal

    Stubble Burning in Punjab Solely Responsible for Rising Delhi Pollution, Says Kejriwal

    New Delhi, November 2: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said stubble burning in Punjab was the sole reason behind the rising pollution levels in the national capital as he slammed the Centre for failing to provide straw management machinery to the farmers. Justifying his claim by showing a satellite picture of stubble burning […]

  • Fewer stubble fires, Punjab’s air quality moderate this year

    Fewer stubble fires, Punjab’s air quality moderate this year

    Patiala, October 17: Patiala With less stubble-burning incidents reported this time as compared to the corresponding period last year, the air quality (AQI) in Punjab is hovering around moderate levels as of now. As per the data recorded at the continuous ambient air-quality monitoring stations (CAAQMS) across the state, Amritsar’s AQI level on Tuesday was […]

  • No Stubble-Burning For 17 Years, Punjab Farmer Says He Has Technique

    No Stubble-Burning For 17 Years, Punjab Farmer Says He Has Technique

    Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab: A farmer in Punjab has claimed he has been sowing wheat directly into the hard soil of his fields without burning crop residue since 2001 and getting up to 2.5 quintals of higher crop yield per acre, a feat that the authorities said could encourage other farmers to do the same. Surjeet […]

  • Farmers In Punjab, Haryana Defy Ban On Stubble Burning

    Farmers In Punjab, Haryana Defy Ban On Stubble Burning

    Chandigarh, October 15:  Scores of paddy growers in Punjab and Haryana continue to defy the ban on stubble burning, claiming they are “compelled” to do so in the absence of any financial support from the government for farm waste management. Stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana is a major cause of air pollution not only […]

  • Captain launches 3 Mobile apps to combat & create awareness on stubble burning

    Captain launches 3 Mobile apps to combat & create awareness on stubble burning

    Chandigarh, October 11: Intensifying his government’s efforts to combat stubble burning, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday launched three mobile apps aimed at checking crop residue burning and creating awareness about its ill-effects. Underlining the need to strengthen coordination among the various concerned agencies and departments, the Chief Minister called for strict monitoring […]

  • Centre sanctions Rs 29,695.40 Cr for paddy procurement

    Centre sanctions Rs 29,695.40 Cr for paddy procurement

    Chandigarh, October 9: Following Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s personal intervention, the Centre on Tuesday sanctioned Cash Credit Limit (CCL) amount of Rs. 29,695.40 crore, of the total Rs 40,300 crore required by the state for procurement of paddy in the Kharif marketing season 2018-19. Disclosing this here, an official spokesperson said the amount […]

  • 16 farmers challaned for burning straw in Amritsar

    16 farmers challaned for burning straw in Amritsar

    Amritsar, October 8: The district administration challaned 16 farmers for stubble-burning in administrative blocks of the city on Sunday.  In Jandiala, a team of revenue officials led by SDM-1 Rajesh Sharma found a farmer burning paddy stubble in his field. He was challaned and a penalty of Rs 2,500 was imposed on him. The farmer […]

  • 40 cases of stubble burning detected, 14 challans issued

    40 cases of stubble burning detected, 14 challans issued

    Chandigarh, October 4: Paddy harvest has begun and so has straw burning. To ensure the region breathes easy this year, the central and state governments are pulling out all stops and have rolled out a crop residue management (CRM) scheme for which Rs 665 crore has been sanctioned to be spent over two years. This season […]

  • Brace for poor air, farm fires may continue

    Brace for poor air, farm fires may continue

    Chandigarh, September 20: With paddy harvesting season round the corner, the Punjab government is rushing to address the issue of stubble-burning. But with just 30 per cent of equipment (for mechanised paddy stubble disposal) that it intends to buy this year, clear air over the state may not be possible. Agriculture experts, government officials and […]

  • Governor raises pitch on stubble-burning

    Governor raises pitch on stubble-burning

    Gurdaspur, September 11: Governor VP Singh Badnore has praised the efforts of Gurdaspur farmers saying among all the districts of Punjab, Gurdaspur has taken a lead in eradicating the problem of stubble-burning. Badnore was the chief guest at a Kisan Mela organised by the Punjab Agricultural University Regional Station here on Tuesday. After taking a […]

  • Just 500 machines to check stubble burning

    Just 500 machines to check stubble burning

    Patiala, September 4: Punjab, which saw 43,800 stubble-burning cases post paddy harvesting last year, may be headed for a choked winter ahead. It has at its disposal barely 500 machines to take care of the leftover straw as against the government sanction for 20,000. These machines were to be delivered by August 31. The deadline […]

  • Kin booked for farm fire, activist cries vendetta

    Kin booked for farm fire, activist cries vendetta

    Amritsar, May 31: Manjit Singh, elder brother of Mandeep Singh Dhardeo who reportedly raised the issue of waste dumping into a drain by Rana Sugars, has been booked for stubble burning. The action by the Mehta police came following a complaint by an official of Rana Sugar Mill, Butter Sivian. Manjit Singh’s Randhawa Mushroom Farm, […]

  • Stubble trouble: Punjab to get Rs 395 crore from Centre soon

    Stubble trouble: Punjab to get Rs 395 crore from Centre soon

    Chandigarh, May 17: Punjab government will soon get Rs 395 crore from the Centre to fund its campaign against stubble burning. It will be the first instalment out of the total Rs 665 crore of financial assistance that the state will receive for straw management over the next two years. The state’s efforts to control the menace of […]

  • Stubble burning fire disrupts railway traffic in Punjab

    Stubble burning fire disrupts railway traffic in Punjab

    Phagwara, May 8: Railway traffic between Ludhiana and Jalandhar was hit today and three trains had to be stopped after fire from stubble burning reached near a track close to the Mauli railway station, around five km from here, an official said. Phagwara Railway Station Superintendent Gyan Chand said the Amritsar-bound 12317 Up Kolkata-Amritsar Akal […]