Chandigarh Punjab pollution control board (PPCB) has slapped notices on 54 government and private hospitals for violation of various norms for managing and handling bio-medical waste. Teams of the nodal agency conducted raids throughout the state and found that a large number of hospitals have been violating pollution control norms. KS Pannu, chairman of the Board told FE that

Hussainiwala : Hundreds of cusecs of water are being pushed to Pakistan from this barrage, located at a few yards from the Radcliffe Line demarcating the Indo-Pak border, by the state Irrigation and Drainage Department authorities to maintain the level of the Hussainiwala pond.

Official sources said that about 1,800 cusecs of water were released to Pakistan today by the authorities despite the

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The recently sown cotton crop on around 37,000 hectares in Ferozepur and Muktsar districts has been destroyed following a freak hailstorm and rain two days earlier.

Reports received here by the Agriculture Department indicate the newly sown cotton crop has been partially damaged in Bathinda and Mansa districts.

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Union Minister for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh has launched a

Groundwater toxicity in border areas of Ferozepur district has risen to alarming levels

Groundwater toxicity in more than four dozen villages in the border areas of Punjab's Ferozepur district has risen to such alarming levels that an increasing number of children now need wheelchairs than toys as they fall victim to some crippling disorder or the other.

This grim picture of life in the co

To provide safe drinking water free of uranium and other heavy metals, especially in the rural areas, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today directed the Water Supply and Sanitation Department to immediately get the water samples of tube well-based schemes in all the districts tested from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, in a phased manner, within the next six months.

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Something seems to be seriously wrong with the forests around Punjab, located along the Shivalik Hills.

Ferozepur: In a significant development, which will improve the irrigation system, the state government has sanctioned funds to the tune of Rs 23 crore for cleanling up all canals and distributaries crisscrossing the state.

Due to choking of canals and its distributaries in absence of cleanliness, the breach in their banks has become a common occurrence in different parts of Malwa region.


SHIMLA, 14 SEPT: The Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) authorities today opened the spillways Pong Dam in Himachal Pradesh as a precaution after the water level in the dam crossed the danger mark but authorities ruled out flood threat to lower riparian areas.

Spillways is the passage for release of surplus water from a dam.