Government to launch check dam project soon; will help raise underground water

Despite efforts by the traffic police, a large number of auto-rickshaws plying on city roads has led to traffic snarls across the city.

Despite a complete ban on the use of polythene bags, as ordered by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) and enforced by the state government on April 1, eradication of one of the worst pollutants cont

Even as the directives issued by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to ban plying of 15-year-old petrol and diesel vehicles in the National Capital Region (NCR) are yet to be enforced, Punjab is con

Many suspend paddy sowing, dig up new borewells for irrigation

The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) commitee has consented to revive Solid Waste Treatment Plant (SWTP) at Patvi. The project is expected to be revived by next month.

Following the death of one person and 40 others falling critically ill after the outbreak of diarrhoea in Toba village, the health authorities have launched an extensive campaign to curtail the spr

Pathetic sanitation conditions coupled with carelessness of residents, who get water from pipes passing through septic tanks, have resulted in the outbreak of diarrhoea in this village with more th

The much revered Markanda river, which finds mention in the ancient Hindu scriptures, has come under a threat from the unplanned industrial growth in the neighbouring Nahan town of Himachal Pradesh.

With a number of multinational companies setting up units there, huge quantities of effluents are being released into the Markanda, which have completely destroyed the biotic life in the river.

Farmers in the state have demanded a high-level probe into the alleged irregularities that caused lakhs of rupees to go waste due to late implementation of the Seed Village Scheme in Haryana.

The union government had come up with an ambitious scheme under which the farmers were to be provided with financial assistance for processing and distributing foundation and certified seeds at 50 per cent of the cost. Besides, they were to be trained for seed production with the latest available technology for two years after which they could take up seed production on their own.