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Watch: Delhi's Air Quality Worsening Due to Stubble Burning by Punjab, Haryana

Oct 18, 2017 01:30 PM IST India India

Beyond vehicular pollution and fire crackers, a big culprit of Delhi's air pollution mess is crop stubble being burnt by farmers on large tracts of land adjoining Delhi. The smoke from Punjab and Haryana is responsible for a large part of the haze over the capital, an exclusive report by CNN-News18's Jyoti Kamal says. The Punjab Chief Minister ruling out the idea of penalising farmers despite an NGT directive has raised a storm as farmers insist they have little choice but to burn the paddy stubble after harvesting.

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