Stubble burning Current Affairs, GK & News

Haryana 2G Ethanol Plant

The 2nd-Generation Ethanol Plant is set to be commissioned on August 10, 2022 in Haryana on the occasion of World Biofuel Day. This plant is aimed at tackling the problem of stubble burning in Haryana and adjoining region. It will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in virtual mode. About 2G Ethanol Plant: Second-Generation ..

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Ban on entry of medium, heavy vehicles into Delhi

On June 23, 2022, Government of Delhi issued an order to ban the entry of medium and heavy goods vehicles in Delhi, starting from November to February, in order to curb vehicular pollution. Highlights As per official, entry of vehicles will not be allowed from November 1, 2022 to February 28, 2023. This is because, ..

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Recent data from ICRI on Stubble Burning Incidents

ICRI-Indian Agriculture Research Institute (IARI) recently published its data on stubble burning incidents. Highlights This report was published at the time when Delhi and its adjoining states are reeling from a thick blanket of smog and deadly fumes. As a result of this, government has shut schools and take emergency measures to control pollution. The ..

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Report: India at top in Emissions related to Crop Burning

Climate tech start-up, Blue Sky Analytics, published its report on emissions related to crop burning. In the report, India has been ranked at the top position. Key Points As per report, India accounted for 13 per cent of total global emissions in the period of 2015-2020. Report notes a 12.2 percent contribution by India towards ..

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Delhi: Action plan to combat Air pollution in winters

Chief Minister (CM) of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, on October 4, 2021 announced winter action plan to combat Air pollution in the state. Highlights CM announced that, only buses and taxis coming to Delhi from other states will be converted into CNG. Apart from that, specific areas in the NCR region will be marked as pollution ..

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Govt to set up National Mission on use of Biomass

Union Ministry of Power has announced to set up a ‘National Mission on use of Biomass’ in coal based thermal power plants. This decision was taken to address issue of air pollution caused due to farm stubble-burning. National Mission on use of Biomass Mission will reduce carbon footprints of thermal power generation. It will also ..

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