Pollution from stubble burning in winter is the key contributor to the sharp decline in air quality in northern India. In order to curb the menace of stubble burning, India is currently testing a Swedish technology — Torrefaction, that can convert rice stubble into bio-coal.
On 28th November, 2019, the Rajya Sabha passed the Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2019, aimed at reducing the compliance burden on chit funds and protecting subscribers that primarily comprises economically weaker sections of the society.
On 27th November, 2019, the Lok Sabha passed the Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu (Merger of Union territories) Bill, 2019, by voice vote.
Recently, the government approved development of following five industrial corridor projects to be implemented through National Industrial Corridor Development and Implementation Trust (NICDIT).
On 20th November, 2019, the Union approved the proposal for enactment of Recycling of Ships Bill, 2019 as well as accession to the Hong Kong International Convention for Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009.