Stubble burning: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

President promulgates Ordinance to constitute Air Quality Management Commission in NCR

Published: October 29, 2020

The President of India has promulgated an ordinance to constitute an air quality commission for Air Quality Management in the National Capital Region and the areas adjoining it. Highlights The commission will work on research, better coordination, identification and resolution of problems in Air Quality Index in the National Capital Region. The commission will consist ..

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GoI to create a permanent body to control air pollution in Delhi

Published: October 27, 2020

On October 26, 2020, the Government of India informed the supreme court that it will soon legislate a permanent body to handle the air pollution problems in Delhi. The body is mainly focus on pollution caused due to stubble burning. Highlights On October 16, 2020, the Supreme Court of India had appointed a one-man committee ..

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Bio-Decomposer spraying to counter Stubble Burning in Delhi

Published: October 6, 2020

On October 6, 2020, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that the Delhi Government is to adopt “Bio-Decomposer” spraying to counter stubble burning. Highlights The scientists at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, PUSA have found a low-cost, effective way to deal stubble burning problem called bio-decomposer spraying. The Delhi Government is to adopt the solution ..

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Yudh Prasdushan Ke Virudh: Mega Anti-Pollution Campaign launched by Delhi CM

Published: October 5, 2020

On October 5, 2020, the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched a Mega Anti-Pollution Campaign, called “Yudh Prasudushan ke Virudh”. The campaign was launched to reduce pollution levels in Delhi. During the campaign, the Delhi Government will focus on technology developed by Pusa Agriculture Institute to control stubble burning. Highlights Under the campaign, thirteen pollution ..

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Delhi Government launches “Paudhe Lagao Paryavaran Bachao”

Published: July 3, 2020

On July 2, 2020, the Delhi Government launched “Paudhe Lagao Paryavaran Bachao”. It means “Plant Trees, Save Environment”. Highlights The campaign is to run for 17 days. Around 31 lakh saplings are to be planted during the campaign. These saplings are to be planted in various departments of the state government. The Delhi Development Authority ..

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