NITI draws up plan to curb stubble burning

NITI draws up plan to curb stubble burning

The NITI Aayog has asked the Indian Agriculture Research Institute to expeditiously conduct field trials of a technology that allows paddy straw to decompose in fields as concerns mount over growing air pollution in the capital due to stubble burning in neighbouring states.

India adds 82.3 GW coal fleet under Modi’s stint: Report

India adds 82.3 GW coal fleet under Modi’s stint: Report

India retired roughly 7.4 gigawatts (GW) and added 82.3 GW of coal power plants under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s stint, while China retired 39.4 GW and added 290 GW worth of coal power plants during the helm of President Xi Jingping, a report said on Wednesday.

India’s Parliament debates toxic air danger

India’s Parliament debates toxic air danger

With petrol and diesel prices across the country having skyrocketed to historic highs, M K Surana, Chairman of the third-largest fuel retailer Hindustan Petroleum (HPCL) told media that he does not expect oil prices to come down to $70 levels in the coming 2-3 months. Surana also defends the price freeze initiated by OMCs and denied any links between Karnataka elections and fuel prices, in a recent media interaction. Edited excerpts..

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