Even as local BJP leaders continue to extend support to the traders against a no-vehicle zone around the Golden Temple, many city-based NGOs have unanimously favoured the government’s move.

City residents and NGOs have urged the district administration to start a massive campaign to plant native saplings and trees to restore Amritsar’s green cover and identify the sources of pollution

No official of the private firm engaged for setting up of solid waste management project (SWMP) turned up to sign an agreement on March 8.

Despite studies indicating that the Golden Temple was getting damaged due to pollution by coal hearths, among other things, a part of the langar is still being cooked from firewood.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vardhaman Kaushik Vs. Union of India & Ors. dated 06/01/2016 regarding diseases as a result of pollution majorly generated by air pollution.

Gujarat, Bihar, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha, Chhatisgarh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Jharkhand would file a comprehensive affidavit stating the steps taken by the respective states in the respective cities, for prevention and control of air pollution. The ambient air quality samples will be taken and analysis report be submitted before the Tribunal.

AMRITSAR: Quoting a report, 'Body Burden 2015: State of India's Health', in the latest publication of NGO Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), which was released here on Tuesday, its director

The ambitious Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) project is nowhere near completion. Travelling on city roads especially on a two-wheeler has become a nightmare.

To reduce pollution in the holy city, the state government has contemplated to introduce mechanical sweeping of streets and key roads to make these dust-free.

The holy city of Amritsar, Palwal and Bhiwani have emerged as the dirtiest cities in the northern region in an assessment on cleanliness carried out by Union Urban Development Ministry.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Baldev Singh & Others Vs. State of Punjab & Others dated 06/08/2015 regarding groundwater pollution in the state of Punjab.

The Tribunal also directed that ground water samples be collected from Amritsar, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Bhatinda, Mohali and Gurdaspur. The samples shall be collected by the Punjab Pollution Control Board in the presence of the team which will consist of a representative of MoEF, CPCB and Director of Industry, State of Punjab.