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Developing Environment Friendly Farming Practices

To reduce stubble burning, a major cause of air pollution in the national capital during the autumn and winter months, the Delhi High Court has directed the Centre to develop environment friendly farming practices.

A bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and S P Garg issued the direction to the ministries of Environment, Science and Technology, and Agriculture asking them to coordinate with educational or technical institutions, if feasible.

To explore possibility of creating a fund for innovation in farming techniques, the court also asked the Central government.

Court also told the secretaries of the three ministries to hold a meeting on this aspect and file a report of the proposals discussed on the way forward as well as the views of the central government.

However, to finally decide if it was necessary to create a fund, the court left it to the central government.


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