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Stubble-burning: Why States shouldn’t be penalised, asks SC

The Supreme Court has taken a strict view of the ceaseless air pollution in Delhi caused by the callous burning of crop stubble by farmers of Haryana and Punjab. The apex court on Monday pulled up the Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi governments during the hearing, rebuking them for “no will power” to control […]

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Stubble-burning: 22 farmers arrested, 45 FIRs lodged

In Punjab, helpline number 0161-2404502 had been issued for complaints of stubble-burning; a farmer unable to dispose of the straw may call 9888674820