The Shimla MC has been asked to submit a report by February 4.

With the township getting its share of water from the Kajauli waterworks after 32 years today, residents are wondering whether water woes would end with the 6 MGD share or not.

The air pollution on Diwali night registered a marginal fall as compared to last year in Panchkula, but the level of sulphur dioxide recorded a considerable increase, indicating more use of crackers having a high content of the harmful gas.

Data collected by the Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) showed that the air pollution -- suspended particulate matter (SPM) -- recorded this year was 514.67 micrograms per cubic metre (mpcm), while last year it was 600 mpcm, but the peak value of the harmful sulphur dioxide in the air increased from 66 mpcm to 99.69 mpcm on Diwali night.

In a survey conducted by the Panchkula Health Department, about 55 per cent children from all government schools in Panchkula were found to be anaemic.