Can cause dementia and other neurological problems

The mining mafia continues to dig into the Sutlej riverbed here as the authorities concerned have failed to tighten the noose around the culprits.

The state government has launched its much-touted crop diversification plan by reviving maize cultivation on a massive scale.

FEROZEPUR: Perturbed over supply of contaminated canal water to Rajasthan and alleged callous attitude of Punjab government to check its quality, Hanumangarh-based progressive farmers Shobha Singh

The state of Punjab, earlier regarded as an agriculturally developed region of India, has been passing through a severe economic crisis. The capital-intensive mode of production, propagated by the green revolution in the mid-1960s, is turning out to be non-viable for the small peasantry and hence, they are being involuntarily manoeuvred towards shifting away from farming. Based on a field study in Punjab during the year 2012-13, it was observed that 14.39% of the farmers had left farming since 1991.

The Centre has sanctioned Rs 107.32 crore as grant-in-aid to the Punjab Government under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) for this financial year, but the sta

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje today sent a letter to Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal over the unchecked flow of polluted water through the canal system originating from Ferozepu

Central report asks state government to initiate measures

Out of 12,925 gram panchayats in the state, 9,558 have shown nil expenditure under various programmes, including MGNREGA, sponsored by the Union Government during the current financial year till October 7.

Fake sand weighing slips seized

The police crackdown on the sand mafia operating in Moga and Ferozepur has failed to achieve its goal as the illegal activity continues unabated in these districts. Over the last few weeks, more than 50 criminal cases have been registered against those indulging in illegal sand mining in the area.

The Moga police has arrested 22 persons involved in illegal transportation of sand and seized 22 tractor-trailers and seven trucks during the past 24 hours.