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Khattar Accused Pb Counterpart of Misleading on SYL

(Chd,Hary)Khattar Accused Pb Counterpart of Misleading on SYL
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar accused Punjab of “misleading” on the Sutlej-Yamuna link canal despite the apex court ruling in their favour.
He said this during a review meeting on the canal issue.
The chief minister was informed that chief secretaries of both states would be meeting the central water secretary in New Delhi on December 6 over the issue.
Khattar also slammed the neighbouring state on stubble burning.
“Punjab is misleading the country by targeting Haryana on the issue of stubble burning and holding the state responsible for increasing pollution,” he said.
In September 2019, the Supreme Court had given four months to Punjab, Haryana and the Centre to find an amicable solution to the SYL canal issue.
Haryana has been seeking the completion of the canal to get its share of 3.5 million acre feet of river waters.

Thackeray Withdraws Cases Against Aarey’38 Activists

(Mumbai) Thackeray Withdraws Cases Against Aarey Society Activists
Cases registered against green activists who tried to stop felling of trees in Mumbai’s Aarey Colony will be withdrawn, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray announced on Sunday night.
Cases were registered after clashes broke out between the police and green activists opposing axing of trees by the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (MMRCL) in Aarey Colony early October for construction of a metro car shed for the Metro-3 line.
The CM reiterated that he was not stopping any metro project in Mumbai.
Police had booked at least 38 protesters under IPC sections 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharging duty), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from duty) and 143 (unlawful assembly).
Of them, 29 protesters, including six women, were arrested when some of them allegedly tried to obstruct the police personnel at Aarey from discharging their duty and manhandling them.
A sessions court had on October 6 granted conditional bail to 29 protesters.

पराली प्रदूषण फैलाने ७७ मामले दर्ज ,मुकद्दमों की संख्या ५०० से पार

(जींदहरियाणा) पराली से प्रदूषण फैलाने वालों के खिलाफ और ७७ मामले दर्ज ,मुकद्दमों की संख्या ५०० से पार
जिलाधीश के आदेशों की अवहेलना कर पराली जलाने वाले 77 और किसानों के खिलाफ मामले दर्ज किए गए हैं।
इस मामले में 10 किसानों को गिरफ्तार किया गया और पुलिस बेल पर उन्हें छोड़ दिया गया।
पराली जलाने की शिकायत मिलने पर जिले में अबतक कुल 506 किसानों के खिलाफ मामले दर्ज किए जा चुके हैं।

दिल्ली की वायु गुणवत्ता में गिरावट ने जमीनी स्तर पर कार्य की हकीकत बयां की

(नई दिल्ली)दिल्ली में दिनोदिन वायु गुणवत्ता में गिरावट ने जमीनी स्तर पर कार्य की हकीकत बयां की
आज भी दिल्ली और राष्ट्रीय राजधानी में #वायुगुणवत्ता बेहद खराब श्रेणी में पहुंच गई इससे यह तो साबित हो गया के इस दिशा में भाषण बाजी और विज्ञापनों से हट कर भी कार्य करने की आवश्यकता है
गुरुवार सुबह साढ़े नौ बजे राष्ट्रीय राजधानी दिल्ली में वायु गुणवत्ता सूचकांक (एक्यूआई) 356 रहा, जो ‘बेहद खराब’ श्रेणी में आता है।
201 से लेकर 300 के बीच #एक्यूआई को ‘‘खराब’’, 301 से 400 के बीच ‘‘बहुत खराब’’ और 401 से 500 के बीच ‘‘गंभीर’’ श्रेणी का माना जाता है।
सरकारी वायु गुणवत्ता निगरानी संस्था #सफर के अनुसार शनिवार को हवा की गति बढ़ने की उम्मीद है जिससे प्रदूषक तत्व छितरा जाएंगे और प्रदूषण से राहत मिल सकती है।
मौसम विभाग के एक वरिष्ठ वैज्ञानिक ने कहा कि वायु गुणवत्ता गुरुवार और शुक्रवार को बेहद खराब श्रेणी में बनी रह सकती है।

पराली नहीं जलाने वाले 29,000 किसानों को मिला मुआवजा ₹१९ करोड़

(चंडीगढ़,पँजांब)पराली नहीं जलाने वाले 29,000 किसानों को मिला मुआवजा ₹१९ करोड़
पंजाब सरकार ने पराली नहीं जलाने वाले और गैर बासमती चावल की फसल लेने वाले 29,343 छोटे और सीमांत किसानों के बीच 19 करोड़ रूपये का वितरण किया है।
सरकार ने उन छोटे और सीमांत किसानों को 2500 रूपये प्रति एकड़ देने का फैसला किया है जो पराली जलाने से दूर रहे हैं। पराली जलाने से बहुत वायु प्रदूषण फैलता है।
कृषि सचिव केएस पन्नू के अनुसार मुआवजा सीधे किसानों के बैंक खातों में पहुंचा दिया गया।
अबबतक 85,000 आवेदन आए हैं । आवेदन देने की अंतिम तारीख 30 नवंबर है।

Shrinking Dal Lake Declared Eco Sensitive Zone

(Jammu)Shrinking Dal Lake Declared Eco Sensitive Zone
The Jammu and Kashmir government has set up a ten-member committee to declare Srinagar’s famous Dal Lake and its surrounding areas as an eco-sensitive zone (ESZ), following concerns over its shrinking size.
Pollution and encroachments have resulted in the Dal Lake shrinking from its original area of 22 square kilometers to about 10 square kilometers, according to an assessment by the Dredging Corporation of India (DCI) in 2017.
The DCI also found that the world-famous lake’s capacity has shrunk to about 40 per cent and that its water quality has deteriorated.

Capt Opens Treasure for Stubble Burner Farmers in Punjab

(ChdPb) Capt Uses Baton on Stubble Burner Farmers
Capt ordered to Open Treasure for Stubble Burner Farmers in Punjab
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Friday ordered the state’s agriculture department to provide financial assistance to small and marginal farmers who had not burnt any paddy straw.
The chief minister also ordered stringent action against violators of the ban on stubble burning, in compliance with the apex court’s directives on penalization of such farmers, according to an official statement issued here.
Singh chaired a high-level meeting to discuss the implications of the Supreme Court orders, which would put an additional burden on the cash strapped state, which was already reeling under fiscal problems in the GST regime.
The meeting was informed that more than 900 FIRs had so far been registered against erring farmers, mostly in Muktsar and Bathinda, with some cases reported in Sangrur.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the governments of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to give an incentive of Rs 100 per quintal within 7 days to small and marginal farmers who have not burnt crop stubble. The burning of crop residue in the three states is stated to be responsible for 44 per cent of the air pollution in the Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR).

Capt Fails to Convince Punjab’s Farmers on Stubble Burning

(Mohali) Capt Fails to Convince Punjab’s Farmers on Stubble Burning
Stubble-burning is choking Delhi and other areas in northern India, farm fires continue around Punjab villages Even just 20 km from the state capital Chandigarh Villagers says they are helpless, citing the cost of equipment meant to tackle crop residue without burning it.
Last year 28000 machines were given out.which has been reduced to 20,000 pieces of farm equipment this year under a centrally sponsored scheme to promote mechanisation.
According to official data, Punjab has witnessed over 22,000 incidents of stubble burning so far this year.

Saffrons & Broomers are Boomeranging Air Pollution

(New Delhi)Saffrons & Broomers are Boomeranging Air Pollution in Delhi
Delhi’s air pollution skyrocketed after Diwali. A layer of haze enveloped the national capital as the city’s air quality plummeted to the “severe” category for the first time this season.
The overall air quality index (AQI) stood at 463 at 11.30 am, according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR).
The AQI at Pusa, Lodhi Road, Airport Terminal T3, Noida, Mathura Road, Ayanagar, IIT Delhi, Dhirpur, and Chandni Chowk was 480, 436, 460, 668, 413, 477, 483, 553 and 466, respectively. Ruling AAP on Monday said that the saffron party has “a habit of” opposing everything that the Kejriwal government does.
But Delhi BJP leader Vijender Gupta hit back, saying the Aam Aadmi Party is making these claims to “distract” people from its failures to curb air pollution to a manageable level.
Addressing a press conference, senior AAP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh said BJP leaders should think about their families before bursting crackers.
He was apparently referring to Delhi unit BJP chief Manoj Tiwari, who posted a video on Twitter where he could be seen lighting earthen lamps and bursting firecrackers with people in unauthorised colonies.
Gupta said ,AAP is making such claims because its government has not done any ground work in Delhi. “Controlling pollution needs work all through the year. The AAP has not done that and now to distract people from its own failures it is making such comments.”

पश्चिम बंगाल में अवैध कोयला खान में खनन करते ३ लोग फंसे

(कोलकाता) अवैध कोयला खान में खनन करते तीन लोग फंसे
पश्चिम बंगाल के कुल्टी में एक अवैध कोयला खान में कोयला निकालते समय तीन लोग उसमें फंस गए।
‘ईस्टर्न कोलफील्ड्स लिमिटेड’ (ईसीएल) का बचाव दल पश्चिम बर्धमान जिला स्थित खान में जहरीली गैस के कारण अंदर नहीं घुस पा रहा है।
स्थानीय लोगों ने बताया कि घटना रविवार रात को उस समय हुई जब चार लोग कोयला निकाल रहे थे।