"People are not safe even inside their house", SC on pollution in NCR; orders a stop to stubble burning
Union Ministry for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare has adopted several measures to tackle Stubble burning incidents. As per ICAR's Creams Laboratory latest bulletin dated 4th November 2019, there has been a reduction of 12.01% in incidents of Stubble burning compared to the same period in 2018. The States of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab recorded a reduction of 48.2% , 11.7% and 8.7% respectively this year till date. Total 31,402 burning events were detected in the three states between 1st October 2019 and 3rd November 2019 which are distributed as 25366, 4414 and 1622 in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh respectively.
Earlier, as per directions from Prime Minister's Office in 2017 with regard to the pollution caused in Delhi NCR due to stubble burning in States surrounding, a high level committee under Secretary (DARE) has been set up. The committee has recommended for adopting machanized crop residue management. Aa per the recommendations Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare has formulated a Scheme which was included in the 2018-19 Budget.
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