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From plate to plough: Sowing paddy, reaping smog


One of the factors to which the smog in Delhi is being attributed is the burning of paddy stubble in adjoining states, especially in Punjab.

As the Air Quality Index touched emergency levels, the Supreme Court came down heavily on the Chief Secretaries of four states—Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Delhi—saying that they have failed to give Delhi residents clean air to breathe. One of the factors to which the smog in Delhi is being attributed is the burning of paddy stubble in adjoining states, especially in Punjab. The judges asked the Punjab Chief Secretary to pay Rs ...


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