Stubble Burning in the state of Punjab UPSC NOTE


Why in News

  • Punjab government commits to reduce the stubble burning by 50% compared to last year.

  • This plan was introduced in the state action plan meeting.

  • The Plan attempts to eliminate the paddy stubble burning in 6 districts in Punjab.

What is Stubble burning.

  • Stubble burning is the practice of intentionally setting fire to the straw stubble that remains after grains, such as rice and wheat, have been harvested.

  • In India Punjab and Haryana state bag the more incidents of stubble burning.

  • The issues of stubble burning gets it peak on October – November every year.

  • The smoke comes out of stubble burning is severely affecting the Delhi NCR.

  • The air pollution caused due to stubble burning will affect the NCR regions daily life and shooting the rate of respiratory and Asma cases.

  • Delhi and Punjab governments had taken mitigating measures in the form of Carpeting, Greening of pavements, Prevent dust pollution, Ban on construction etc.

Zonal Councils and Its structure.

  • Zonal councils are estd under  States Reorganization Act of 1956.

  • Zonal councils are statutory body.

  • The act divides 5 zones and one office for each.

  • Chairman – Union Home Minister

  • Vice Chairman – The chief Ministers of the states included in the zone, in a rotation basis of one year.

  • Members –CM and other 2 minister recommend by Governor and 2 members from Uts.

  • Advisers – One person from Niti Aayog, Chief Secretaries and other commissioners  nominated by the states in each zone.

Objectives and Functions of Zonal Councils

  • Establishing co-operation amongst the States for successful and speedy execution of development projects.

  • Bringing out national integration.

  • Arresting the growth of acute Stat consciousness, regionalism, linguism, particularistic tendencies.

  • Enabling the Centre and the States to co-operate and exchange ideas and experiences.

  • Any matter in the field of economic and social planning.

  • Any matter concerning border disputes, linguistic minorities or inter-State transport.

  • Any matter connected with or arising out of, the reorganization of the States under the States Reorganisation Act.



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Stubble Burning in the state of Punjab UPSC NOTE
Learnerz IAS | Concept oriented UPSC Classes in Malayalam
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