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(Stubble burning issue)

A week after CJI SA Bobde led bench had stated it would peruse the ordinance passed by Centre to tackle the issue of #stubbleburning , #SupremeCourt to resume hearing in the case

Centre excercising powers under Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas Ordinance, 2020, has constituted a body to be known as the Commission for Air Quality Management in National
Capital Region and Adjoining Areas.
SG: We have made appointments to the commission under the ordinance

SC: we will hear this after vacations. But ensure that there is no #smog in the city

Senior Adv Vikas Singh: please state that any person suffering from health issues then SG Mehta will be responsible
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#SupremeCourt orders incentive of Rs 100/quintal for small & marginal farmers to handle residue of non-Basmati rice crops for small and marginal farmers in states of #Punjab, #Haryana and #UttarPradesh.

State governments have also been ordered to provide machines on a hiring basis and also operational expenses for hiring these machines to small and marginal farmers. This will help them deal with the crop stubble (parali).

#SupremeCourt also orders states to provide tools and machines to small and marginal farmers free of cost. It notes punishing farmers isn't the ultimate solution but they should rather be equipped.

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#DelhiPollution hearing underway in the #SupremeCourt. Attorney General KK Venugopal says crop stubble burning may be allowed on certain conditions but Court outrightly rejects it. "It is a question of life & death of crores of people. We can't allow this," says SC.
While Justice Arun Mishra makes some sharp comments on why the court can't allow stubble burning, the top law officer retorts: "You can't control 200, 000 farmers. They will continue violating."
#Punjab chief secretary is getting it left, right & centre from Justice Arun Mishra: "Why are you the chief secretary if you can't protect life? Let the Central Govt rule the entire country if you say everything has to be done by them. You shouldn't be in the chair."
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#SupremeCourt starts hearing #DelhiPollution case, observas #Delhi is choking while the #Delhi Govt and Centre is simply passing the buck to each other.
"People aren't safe even inside their houses rooms. This can't happen in a civilised country. Why are people still burning stubble? And the Govt doesn't do anything about it," remarks Justice Arun Mishra.

#SupremeCourt remarks that if people can't stop brining crops L, can't think of #pollution, then they cannot claim other rights as well.

"We will call all those responsible here and settle now. We have to now look at the long term solutions," says the bench.

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(1/5) While the left-wing and right-wing indulges in idiotic debates as to what made the #AirQuality in the capital go down, #DelhiChokes in what looks like another day in hell.
(2/5) The #DelhiAirEmergency has been tackled with such childish intent that the citizens are feeling more helpless than secured.
(3/5) No! Not everyone can afford to buy Air Purifiers and stay home. Not everyone knows the ill-effects of #ParticulateMatters and is slowly impending towards health-wise doom.
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It's not just #Delhi, most of India is hit by #AirPollution crisis. Dispersion Models suggest that the plume is travelling across India (in east coast too). It's a #NationalHealthCrisis!

Source: SILAM (Asia)

#DelhiAirEmergency #DelhiChokes #DelhiPollution #DelhiBachao
Satellite images from Himawari-8 show this transfer..
Legend (PM 2.5): Image
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Short Thread - Not farmers but water management causes cropfires

Public Health Emergency declared in #Delhi due to #AirPollution

It's not just Delhi but many parts of #NorthIndia are affected by it as shown by Himawari Satellite

#DelhiAirQuality #DelhiChokes #DelhiPollution
Like always Air Pollution becomes a topic of discussion when Delhi is facing it during crop fire season and it's eventually forgotten. Interestingly people also search for #AirPurifiers when #AirPollution also trends as shown in Google Search Trends Image
Along with private transport, industrial (including construction), power plants, Crop fires also play an important role in Delhi's pollution spikes.

Animation shows crop fires in #Punjab, #Haryana this season (VIIRS Data)

But are farmers to blame?
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