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Through November, Punjab Farm Fires Imperil Delhi’s Air

Through November, Punjab Farm Fires Imperil Delhi’s Air

November 24, 2015

By Rohini Pande and Anish Sugathan - IndiaSpend

The last month has seen a flurry of policy activism around crop-burning. On November 4 the National Government Tribunal directed Delhi and four adjacent states to ban crop burning and announced fines for offenders. But there was little thought paid to what it would take to make these policies implementable; it is clear that no state government has enough agents on the ground to chase down every fire.


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