The official said letters had been also sent to sarpanches in the peripheral villages asking them to raise awareness among the people.

Pollution levels during Diwali remain an area of concern in Chandigarh.

The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has been working on the solid waste management quite hard ever since the city slipped in its ranking from top to 21in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

The number of dengue cases in the city rose to 357 on Monday. This is more than the number of cases reported in the last four years.

The UT health department has recorded 82 positive cases of dengue so far, more than a six-fold increase from the number recorded by the department last year.

The spread of dengue in the district dominated a meeting of the Vigilance Committee of the Municipal Corporation on Tuesday.

Punjab occupies the 16th position in total species count.

The first-of-its-kind survey, to ascertain the total number of trees and their varieties in Panchkula.

Punjab Minister for New and Renewable Energy said the environment of ‘Ease of Doing Business' combined with the strong facilitation attracted Rs 7,500crore investment in the state in this sector.

Gupta assured the residents that their demand would be considered and that he would discuss the issue with the district town planner and HUDA officials for an alternate site.