8 quarries fetch Rs 101 cr against reserve price of Rs 4.02 cr

High bidding may lead to higher sand, gravel rates. The first e-auction of sand mines, having environmental clearance in north India, today generated a lot of interest among mining contractors from across the region. The auction was held for eight quarries — three each in Jalandhar and Kapurthala and one each in Mohali and Ludhiana — spanning over 337 acres of land. Against the Punjab Government's reserve price of Rs 4.02 crore, the quarries fetched a record Rs 101.09 crore.

Sand rates may not fall much as state removes cap on selling price

The Punjab Government has removed the cap on the price at which sand and aggregate (sand and gravel) can be sold by the sand mining contractors to the general public. As the government gears up for e-auction of 23 sand quarries across the state beginning tomorrow, consumers can expect some relief from the escalating prices of sand and aggregate.

More than 6,000 persons in the district are in the grip of AIDS and tuberculosis (TB).

In another 16 months, the Kala Sanghian drain in Jalandhar will be pollution-free – at least this is what the State of Punjab is claiming.

One-fourth of the schoolchildren who were examined under the School Health Programme in Jalandhar district have been found suffering from one ailment or the other.

After digging deep into the mining activity in Punjab, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today gave the go-ahead to the auction of mines in five districts — Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, Ropar, Mohali and

Notwithstanding the awareness drive for celebrating Divali in an eco-friendly manner, the air pollution level recorded on the occasion witnessed an increase as compared to the previous year.

Amid efforts to attain WHO’s polio-free certification, India has identified around four lakh settlements that are at high risk of polio virus transmission.

In the last one week, Pong Reservoir level has gone up by 23 feet

Ludhiana continues to be the city with highest urban population, Mohali at second spot