The banned practice of garbage burning continues unabated in the city. Strangely, the Municipal Corporation chooses to ignore the banned practice.

Statistics have long ceased to alarm the people of Ludhiana.

Throwing food safety norms to the wind, several sweetmeat shops and restaurants in the city are using plastic bags or wraps to warm up food items.

Polluted water bodies in Malwa and Doaba regions continue to pose a challenge to the government, The Tribune reports

However, according to experts, with nearly 80 per cent land in Punjab still under rice and wheat cultivation and the farmers not very receptive to the idea of resource management, the real challenge is to focus on conservation agriculture.

“There can be no big jumps in the production (of food grains) as the productivity level is already high,” says Dr SS Gosal, Director of Research, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU).