Move comes after NHRC intervention

Following directions of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), the Punjab Government has banned the manufacture, import and use of carcinogenic pesticides, which according to reports, caused cancer among the small farmers in the Malwa region that consists of Southern districts — Bathinda, Faridkot, Moga, Muktsar, Ferozepur, Sangrur and Mansa.

Women in the Malwa belt of Punjab are facing the threat of breast cancer, if one goes by the reports compiled by Roko Cancer, a UK-based organisation.

After getting clearance from the Election Commission , the administrations of Ferozepur and Fazilka are all set to distribute Rs 53.5 crore as flood relief funds to affected families.

Cites an ‘exhaustive’ survey conducted by govt in affected areas; PTU expert rubbishes claim

With the yield of rabi and kharif crops remaining stagnant for the past four years, there is a need for new variety of seeds to improve farming practices or for some seed treatment, experts told a

As many as 1,159 patients have been tested positive for dengue so far throughout the state.

The recent floods in Fazilka and Ferozepur districts has damaged infrastructure worth over Rs 28 crore — this excludes damage of crops which are still under water.

Water levels in Punjab may be falling drastically, but majority of the farmers blissfully ignore agricultural practices that can save natural resources.

Police resorts to lathi charge to stop protesters from marching to thermal plant site

Rajasthan Minister of State for Agricultural Marketing Gurmeet Singh Kunnar has asked the water supply officials of the neighbouring State of Punjab to plug the leakages in Ravi-Beas waters supplied from Harike Barrage to northern parts of the State for irrigation.