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Delhi air pollution not improved as stubble burning continues: par panel

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The air in and its neighbouring cities has not improved since last year as the practice of continues despite a ban by the neighbouring states, a parliamentary panel noted today.

The parliamentary committee noted that have showed paddy burning in Punjab, and increased after Diwali in 2017, raising the air in and the National Capital Region.

The committee expressed its strong reservations towards the failure of these state governments in implementing the statutory ban on

"Weak enforcement of the statutory ban by these state governments coupled with laxity towards the sensitivity and gravity of the matter has also adversely affected the ongoing efforts to tackle the issue of air in and the NCR," the committee said in a report.

The committee recommended that the Ministry should also take the Ministry on board in the matter and impress upon the concerned state governments to ensure that the laid down guidelines and statutory provisions are implemented.

The committee also noted that unscientific methods to deal with the crop stalk and solid waste in the neighbouring states of Delhi have aggravated the problem of in Delhi and the

"The committee, therefore, recommends that more scientific approach should be adopted to address the issue of in these states," it said.

It also highlighted on the need to further sensitise and educate farmers of their respective states about the adverse impact of stubble burning on the

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 19:00 IST