A whopping 24 water samples taken from across schools in the district have been reported to be highly contaminated as per statistics provided by the Health Department.

Fazilka district, with 0.51 per cent HIV-positive cases, has the lowest incidence of the dreaded disease.

Based on primary data collected from 105 farming households spread across three districts and nine villages of central Punjab, this study examines groundwater depletion and consequent shifts of the farmers from centrifugal to submersible pumps. It also documents adaptation strategies of farmers in response to groundwater depletion. Owing to groundwater depletion, borewell deepening started in the 1980s and was witnessed on almost all the farms by the mid-1990s.

Following the death of a suspected patient Suman from Sangam Vihar, two more suspected swine flu patients (B category) of the district have also died.

Violating the laid norms, the Punjab Effluent Treatment Society has been operating a common effluent treatment plant at the Leather Complex here without having requisite permission from the polluti

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.

Hanumangarh-based progressive farmers Shobha Singh Doodi and Shabnam Godara, chairperson and vice-chairperson, respectively, of zila parishad, have filed a public interest litigation (PIL) with the

That toxic industrial waste flows unabated in Buddha Nullah in Ludhiana and Kala Sanghian drain in Jalandhar is known, what baffles environmentalists in Punjab is that no political party is bothere

The state Irrigation Department has taken up a Rs 10-crore project for de-silting the Ropar lakebed to restore the capacity of the wetland and to provide water at the tail ends of Upper Bari Doab C

Work on three sewerage treatment plants in Jalandhar will come to a halt with Punjab government failing to release its share even though major funding is being provided by the Centre for the projec