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 |  The Other Side Of Farming  |  6-minute read
Pollution, Stubble burning, Paddy burning, Farm fires

How to set a farm on fire

Quite like out of a fantasy novel two rival armies fight with the only weapon they have: fire.

VARIETY

 |  6-minute read
Air quality, Arvind Kejriwal, Stubble burning, Delhipollution

DailyOh! How Prakash Javadekar can’t see pollution in BJP states, to world’s first cinema hall

India’s Environment Minister choked on pollution in Ludhiana, is concerned about Delhi, but has ignored Noida, Ghaziabad and Gurugram.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Government apathy, Covid-19, Stubble burning, Airpollution

Stubble burning in Covid times: Why Punjab, Haryana's apathy is worsening North India's air

The stubble burning season is here and with Covid already playing havoc with our respiratory systems, the political apathy of state governments is the last thing we need.

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 |  5-minute read
Mulching, Stubble burning, Climate change, Punjab Farmers

How farmers in Punjab are using the practice of mulching to fight climate change

Increasing soil fertility, avoiding stubble burning.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Air quality, Delhi pollution, Stubble burning, Firecracker ban

Don't make firecracker bans a 'Hindu-Muslim' event. These are vital for all

Crackers harm those who use them. And those who make them. It's time we heed the Supreme Court decision and stop burning ourselves up this way.

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 |  2-minute read
Stubble burning, Sardar Patel, Delhi pollution, Run for Unity

Making children sprint in the Run for Unity in this polluted air would have miffed Sardar Patel

Experts have warned that inhaling the air, especially in the morning and evening, could have disastrous consequences on one’s health. But who is bothered about the kids' well-being?

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Farmers, Captain Amarinder Singh, Punjab, Stubble burning

Why Punjab farmers are defying NGT orders on stubble burning

Often targeted by the state pollution control board, Punjab’s farmers feel victimised as cases against them are being registered for burning paddy straws.

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 |  3-minute read
Agriculture, Stubble burning, Pollution, Delhi Smog

Why we should not blame Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh farmers for Delhi pollution

In this annual ritual of blame game, the farmers are the biggest losers.

VARIETY

 |  6-minute read
Air Pollution, Stubble burning, Air Quality Index, Delhi air quality

Politicians want us to believe stubble burning is behind Delhi's smog. Why it's just not so

As Delhi chokes again on poisonous air, India needs better air quality governance.

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 |  4-minute read
Stubble burning, Smog, Punjab Farmers, Farm distress

Delhi air pollution: Why have we stopped debating burning of farm stubble?

It's time we helped our farmers out of this morass.