“Given the high levels of pollution in the national capital last year—PM2.5 levels were 10 times the acceptable limit—the government came up with an action plan that covered not just Delhi but adjoining states as well. Though the graded action plan that was rolled out earlier this year was conspicuously silent on getting neighbouring states to act on crop burning, one of the factors why pollution levels in the capital shoot up in winters, as per the Economic Times, UP, Punjab, and Haryana are looking at a structure of subsidies and incentives along with awareness initiatives to prevent farmers from carrying on with antiquated method of farm waste disposal.” The Financial Express

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