Jhajjal and Giana villages in the Talwandi Sabo block of the district are now free of the cancer stigma with the spotlight shifting to other places following the ongoing statewide cancer survey.

Owing to the stigma, it had become an uphill task for residents of the two villages to find matrimonial alliances. Earlier, almost every household in the two villages had at least one cancer patient. But according to the latest cancer surveillance project report, there have been 12 cancer deaths in Jhajjal and four in Giana during the past five years and eight residents of Jhajjal and seven of Giana are undergoing treatment.

In what seems to be a "low-cost high-impact" project of the Punjab Government, the Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Department has allocated Rs 6.56 crore to over 12,885 villages in the state t

Notwithstanding the claims of the Punjab Government on having taken a major initiative for augmenting power generation, the fate of the three upcoming thermal plants, with a combined capacity of 5,

Notwithstanding deficient rainfall, Punjab has had a bumper paddy crop this year. Already, more than 126 lakh tonnes of paddy has arrived in various grain markets in the state.

The ruling National Conference-Congress coalition will bring a Bill in the ensuing Budget Session to facilitate the laying of the 750-km-long gas pipeline from Bathinda to Srinagar via Jammu.

Bathinda: In an effort to gather data on those afflicted by cancer in the state, the Health Department has been asked to start a house-to-house survey on October 2 in this regard.

The Punjab Government has set up a 1 MW solar power plant at Phullokhari village in Bathinda district at a cost of Rs 13.10 crore.

Combined installed capacity 3920 MW; generation to begin from April next year

Punjab’s dream of becoming self-sufficient in power would become a reality, when three major thermal plants in the private sector, with a combined installed capacity of 3920 MW, start operating and begin generation from April 2013. This was disclosed by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday after he visited the sites of these power projects that were at advanced stages of completion at Goindwal Sahib, Talwandi Sabo and Rajpura in Tarn Taran, Bathinda and Patiala districts respectively. He said the facilities entailed an investment of Rs. 22,000 crore.

Allege the government chose the longest route to benefit politicians, traders; demand inquiry
Jupinderjit Singh

Witnessing a stagnation in agriculture, Punjab has decided to focus on the dairy industry.

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