If presence of effluents found in groundwater, governments and pollution control boards of two states will be asked to take action against erring units

While alcohol has damaged the health of north Indians, the units manufacturing it have been defiling the groundwater in Punjab and Haryana.

The Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) in New Delhi has asked its regional office to conduct a study to

Ambika Soni, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting and Rajya Sabha Member from Punjab, has released a total of Rs 3.20 crore during the year 2010 under the MPLADS (Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme) fund for various projects in different districts of Punjab.

The funds have been released on the requests of political representatives of the people of villages from the H

Talwara (Hoshiarpur): Industrial units in Himachal Pradesh continue to discharge toxic industrial waste into the tributaries of Beas and Sutlej rivers.

Hoshiarpur: Contrary to the claims of the state government for preventing discharge of municipal and industrial wastes into the two main rivers of the Doaba belt, the situation has not shown any improvement.

Though the government has taken up a scheme under the National River Conservation Project (NRCP), phase II, being executed by the Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board, defiling of Sutlej

Late blight, a fungal disease, has attacked the potato crop in Punjab, which is a major producer of tuber crop in the country, raising fear of damage to the crop.

According to a survey conducted by Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), late blight, causes huge loss to crop yield, which appears in isolated fields of potato plantation in Hoshiarpur district.

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday declared that the entire work relating to the sewage, water supply and roads would be completed in all towns and cities of the state positively by November 2011.

Presiding over a series of meeting with the senior officers of the state government and heads of the corporations, municipal councils and improvement trusts of Ludhiana, Jalandhar,

Chandigarh: In a bid to ensure adequate irrigation facility at Kandi in Punjab, chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has given in-principle approval to install 280 tubewells at a cost of Rs 130 crore.

A decision to this effect was taken by Badal in a meeting of senior officers of the state irrigation department chaired by him here.

Hoshiarpur: To prevent human-animal conflict, the state Forest and Wildlife Department will soon fence wildlife sanctuavries across the state.

The Punjab Biodiversity Board has started work on the conservation of Inami Bagh, an orchard in Bassi Umar Khan village in Hoshiarpur district with over 165 mango trees and about 30 rare native varieties, some represented by only one tree.

An institution of shared well irrigation has existed for long in Punjab since the days of the Persian wheel about which there is little information available. This institution which is based on the intertwined relations of social structure and physical aspects of irrigation continues to be a significant part of social, economic and cultural life of the cultivators of Punjab.