Bhatinda: The fields look like they

There is some good news for Punjab. For the first time in the past decade, the sub-soil water level has shown an upward trend. In testing done by a Central agency, results have shown that with excessive monsoon this year, coupled with late and regulated sowing of paddy, water levels in some parts of Punjab have risen by up to 4 m.

Ropar: The Ambuja Cement plant is utilising biomass for its captive power plant at the unit. Use of biomass has brought respite for villagers around, who find it difficult to manage agriculture waste and stock it.

The Punjab government, severely rattled by a TOI report on hundreds of tonnes of dead fish clogging its canals and polluting drinking supply, said on Friday that the poisoning of the Satluj and Beas rivers will

Tackling mealy bug menace in Malwa belt As mealy bug attack on cotton and other crops has turned grave, the Punjab government has convened a meeting of the deputy commissioners of the Malwa belt tomorrow at Ferozepur. Sources said senior Agriculture department officers today met at Bathinda after visiting various areas in the Malwa belt where attack of mealy bug was quite intense. Mealy bug problem, common in Chandigarh region for several years, has now become a serious problem in Malwa belt. As grass and other wild plants play host to the bug, its wiping out is a huge task.

Despite objections by the Punjab Roadways Transport Corporation and roadways unions, the Punjab Government has approved a draft that will allow private buses to operate in Chandigarh. All the buses will be air-conditioned and will start from various cities in Punjab including Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar and Bathinda.

Patiala: The Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd has bagged an award for energy conservation for the performance of its Bhatinda Thermal power plant. CMD of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) K D Chaudhri received the award at a function in New Delhi from Union Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde today.

Jangveer Singh

Punjab is set to introduce LED (light emitting diode) lighting in all five cities in the state, beginning from Ludhiana, even as the process of replacement of conventional lighting with CFL (compact fluorescent lamp) will start in a few months with Powercom, the state electricity utility, registering with the Bureau of Energy for this purpose.

Promises 24-hour power from March

Guru Hargobind Thermal Plant

Bathinda: In its tourism development master plan report submitted to the Government last month, the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (WTO) has warned that the perception of health risks due to dirt and pollution could spoil state