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Environment Ministry approves regional project to tackle Stubble Burning

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Environment Ministry has approved a regional project on Climate Resilience Building among Farmers through Crop Residue Management to tackle Stubble Burning. The project was approved at the meeting of the National Steering Committee on Climate Change held in New Delhi yesterday.

The first phase of the project has been approved at a cost of around 100 Crore rupees for the States of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. The project not only aims to mitigate climate change impacts and enhance adaptive capacity, but will also counter the adverse environmental impacts that arise from burning.

Environment and Forest Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has said, dust pollution is a major cause of pollution in Delhi and his ministry is working to mitigate it. He said that the government is trying to control pollution in a scientific manner. Dr Vardhan was replying to a discussion in Rajya Sabha initiated by Naresh Agrawal of Samajwadi Party.

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