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Stubble Burning

31st October – Stubble Burning

Stubble Burning Stubble burning refers to the practice of farmers setting fire to plant debris that remain in farms after harvest. Background – Before the 1980s, farmers used to till the remaining debris back into the soil after harvesting the crops manually. The origin of stubble burning can be traced to the advent of the …

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29th October – Co-firing of coal plants

Ready to swap? Worldwide, pressure is mounting to close coal-fired power plants that are old, inefficient and spew more carbon emissions. Yet, in June this year when the Punjab government decided to dismantle its 43-year-old Guru Nanak Dev (GND) thermal plant at Bathinda and sell the land, it raised quite a few eyebrows, expectedly. What …

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