CHANDIGARH: The progress of the leather industry in Punjab cannot be made at the expense of environment, says Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri awardee Thirumalachari Ramasami.

Chandigarh: To find solutions for improving public transport and address the problem of ever-increasing traffic in Chandigarh, the ministry of housing and urban affairs is getting a survey conducte

Building with built-up area of 5,000 square metre and above are required to take environment clearance from the Union ministry of environment.

As per the 12th five year plan, 50 percent of the villages must attain ODF (open defecation free) status by 2017 and 100 percentage by 2022. Unhygienic practice often leads to spreading of infectious diseases, and increases illness and mortality among the most vulnerable group i.e., children. Bio-toilets, which are easy to install and cost effective, and offer environmental friendly solution for sustainable human excreta management. And improving sanitation condition of the state.