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NGT asks UP, Haryana and Punjab to Monitor stubble burning

NGT asks UP, Haryana and Punjab to Monitor stubble burning

National Green Tribunal(NGT) has asked Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh to depute a person to give a daily report on air pollution caused by stubble burning.

The tribunal observed that the worsening air quality is causing fatal diseases in Delhi-NCR.

Noting that crop burning spikes up carbon dioxide levels in the air by 70 per cent, the NGT asked these  three states to educate farmers on the ill effects of  burning of crop residue.

The NGT bench headed by Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said that the problem of air pollution is acute every year in October-November in and around Delhi. The bench observed that 25-30 per cent of air pollution during October and November is caused by stubble burning in  every year.

The tribunal asked Punjab, Harayana and Uttar Pradesh governments to file an action-taken report by 15th of November.

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