As per the undertaking submitted in NGT, Delhi, Chandigarh administration decided to cover the entire city under the segregation of waste at source level till September 2019.
Chandigarh is among 25 states/UTs that failed to submit the action plan and may have to pay environmental compensation of Rs 1 crore.
A total of 10,114 fire incidents were recorded in Punjab during this season till May 22, including 4,092 (40%) in just the past five days.
It was easy for Chandigarh to brush off CSE’s findings as a survey by an NGO. Had the civic body paid attention to the findings, city would not have slipped to this rank.
In 2015, 61 people died of tuberculosis at PGI, but the next year this number jumped to 74 and at 119, it breached the three figure mark in 2017, the highest ever at PGI.
From 2014 the numbers of HIV positive cases have consistently dropped. As in 2015-16 only 0.98 percent of those who got their test done were tested positive.
As per the data available with nodal officer Dinesh Singla, who is Executive Engineer, PPCB, a total of 2589 fire incidents have been reported in Punjab this paddy season till October 21 in which A
Most farmer outfits have announced that crop residue would be set on fire to clear the fields.
At the PGIMER, north India’s premier medical hub, the respiratory OPD had seen a huge increase since 2010. From 18,627 patients registered in 2010, the number rose to 40,068 in 2016.
According to the UT report, in 2015-16, the total number of OPD patients was 59.41 lakh which increased to 66.3 lakh in 2016-17.
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