Haryana hurdle: Paddy procurement season on, but farmers have no buyers
Crop moisture to logistics, government officials rejecting paddy, claimed farmers
High Court orders sealing of tubewells at construction sites in Gurgaon
Order will impact 450 ongoing projects
Uranium traces in Punjab children
The search for the source has just begun
States fined thousands of crores over waste — but how did NGT calculate the penalty amount?
Fine determined on polluter pays principle, equated to environmental compensation and cost of restoration
Delhi’s poor air days start, will only deteriorate
Dip in temperature, calm surface winds and steady increase in farm fires in Punjab and Haryana reason for poor air quality
Grain of truth
India's public distribution system promotes rice and wheat. These water-intensive crops require more inputs and are less nutritious as compared …
'Punjab Contract Farming Act protects traders’ interests'
In April this year, the Punjab Assembly passed the Punjab Contract Farming Act. The new law provides a legal framework to regulate contract …
MoEF to do away with environmental clearance for mining minor minerals in areas less than 5 ha
Jayanthi Natarajan asks officials to take stock in various states
Punjab slips for sand mine, again
Ropar authorities plan mining in 776 hectares when only 30 hectares is allowed
As told to Parliament (March 13, 2023): 19% PM2.5 emissions in Indo-Gangetic Plains come from households
Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Chandigarh and Delhi emit 437 gigagrams PM2.5 per year through household cooking
Jalandhar village opposes waste-to-energy plant
Project developer, Jindal Urban Infrastructure Limited, could not answer queries satisfactorily at public hearing
Political parties show concern for environment in Punjab elections
Promise clean air and water; subsidies on solar appliances
Centre fund for rural development mismanaged
Delhi smog is back
Cocktail of pollutants and severe smog episodes can be deadly in Delhi and NCR even as Delhi government delays finalising air quality index
The escape route
Punjab, which accounts for only 1.5 per cent of the total geographical area of the country, cannot continue producing for the whole country. It …
Incidence of cancer and other diseases have increased. But callous officials prefer to call it a 'coincidence'
Punjab: end of the revolution ?
Cost of production has spiralled, but the rate of increase in production has not shown a similar trend. Ecological and social costs, meanwhile, …
Jharkhand High Court directs removal of coal dumps from Damodar river bank
Coal waste dumps of Purnadih mines polluting the river
India’s health expenditure down to 3.2% of GDP in 2018-19
National Health Accounts report shows out-of-pocket expenses down, but still significantly higher than global average
The right blend
Ethanol, a safer alternative to MTBE, will now be mixed with petrol to curb emissions. Lopamudra Banerjee analyses the impact of this environment-…
Is the joyride over ?
There was fear in the 1960s. Would India continue to wait for food imports to feed itself? The scientific community came up with an answer that …
Will PM 2.5 levels in Delhi-NCR go back to pre-pandemic levels this winter?
The answer lies in air pollution control measures, finds assessment by CSE
Is chemical the culprit?
Scientists in Bihar find a plausible link between pesticides and breast cancer