Stubble burning Environment Ministers of city 4 neighbouring states to meet on Oct 1

  • | Wednesday | 30th September, 2020

New Delhi: The Environment Ministers of Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh will meet on October 1 to discuss and tackle the problem of stubble-burning which causes pollution every year, Union minister Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday. At the onset of winter in Delhi, which is October 15 onwards, stubble burning commences and causes pollution throughout the winter season, he said. For this cause, a virtual meeting of the environment ministers of Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh will be held on October 1. Besides the environment ministers, the meeting will be attended by state environment secretaries, pollution control board members and municipal corporations, DDA and NDMC, Javadekar told the media. Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and parts of Rajasthan attract attention during the paddy harvesting season between October 15 and November 15.

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