With over half a dozen manufacturers located across the state, Punjab has a potential to become one of the major manufacturing centres for e-rickshaws.

This comes after its appointment as mining development operator was struck down by both the states

NHAI has awarded 2,340 km of highway projects so far in 2015-16, up from 1,100 km during the corresponding period a year ago

Land acquisition for roads on fast track; 49% projected

The analysis of road accidents in terms of causal factors reveals that drivers' fault is single most important factor responsible for accidents

To equip smart cities with green energy

In 2013, the state had awarded projects of 250 Mw to 26 developers in different parts of the state, which have either been commissioned before time or likely to be commissioned by March 2015

General category would be allotted 15,000 connections (60 per cent), priority categories 7,500 (30 per cent), besides 2,500 (10 per cent) to the miscellaneous category

Textile companies said they were keen to expand in the state

The new industrial policy announced by the Punjab government yesterday has not only been hailed by the various industry chambers, but also by some of the textile players who said they were keen to expand in the state.

State government is trying to decrease area under paddy

In order to give a fillip to maize research and cultivation in the state, the Punjab government has approved transfer of 100 hectares in Ladowal near Ludhiana free to the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) for setting up a Directorate of Maize Research in the state. The step is likely to give a major thrust to the much-needed agricultural diversification programme in Punjab. This endeavour would also help in development of new hybrid and high-yielding varieties of maize, thereby contributing in improving farmers' incomes.

Total financial outlay for the project pegged at Rs 150 crore

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development ( Nabard), in association with the Haryana government, has prepared a farmer-centric cultivation project it hopes would facilitate advancements of loans to farmers for setting up poly houses — a farming technique used for absorbing incoming solar radiation heat.