The beneficiary of this compensation should be the farmer who owns up to 5 acres of land in his name, his wife and children under 18 years of age. The compensation amount would be directly credited to the bank account of the eligible farmer.
Air quality improved even though the number of fires in the fields of Punjab and Haryana rose to this season’s record of 4,962, said an assessment report by Safar. The Supreme Court has asked Haryana and Punjab to stop fires in fields, but farmers said they do not have a choice, and will not tolerate any action against them.
The rain can further improve Delhi’s air quality, which was already better than Sunday, when the city’s pollution had risen to a record with the Air Quality Index (AQI) at more than 1,000. On Monday, it fell below 200 and Beijing displaced Delhi to become the world’s most polluted city, according to Airvisual data.
Presence of clouds and a hazy morning, prompted many in the capital to believe that Delhi was shrouded with smog, but weather scientists said the level of the tiny PM 2.5 particles had actually fallen.
Around half of the expected 20-21 lakh tonnes of apple from the valley has arrived at the markets and the supply will continue as the harvest season will extend till last week of December.
Lakhs of children studying in schools situated in rural areas participated in the anti-stubble burning rallies organized in the respective villages to disseminate the message of clean, green and pollution free Punjab.
In poll-bound Haryana, students of NCC and NSS have lined up a campaign against stubble burning in the upcoming paddy harvesting season.
The relevant information pertaining the names and mobile numbers of basmati rice growers as well as the longitudinal and latitudinal details of their farms is being uploaded on the portal.
Various key issues included partnering organizations, dignitaries to be invited for inaugural programme, details of technical sessions, funding possibilities, felicitation of institutions/start-ups were discussed.
The raw material prices are expected to be steady for the harvesting season ahead due to better quality of the crop and hope that the export will pickup in later part of current financial year.
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