Ludhiana: Hopes of bumper crop washed away

Woes continue to pour on Punjab farmers. Rainfall accompanied by hailstorm lashed Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Muktsar, Faridkot, Gurdaspur and some others areas, spelling doom for the wheat crop, which is ready for harvesting, and washing away the hope of a bumper yield.

Ludhiana: Usually, environmental issues are at the bottom of the priority list of elected representatives, but Avinash Rai Khanna, BJP MP from Hoshairpur, claims to be different. At a recent visit to Ludhiana, he urged people to save one litre of water each.

Ludhiana: After the installation of the reverse osmosis (RO) system at the common effluent treatment plant (CETP), the claims of the electroplating units of achieving zero discharge seems to go down the drain as the investigations by The Tribune revealed that there are many loopholes in their claims.

Yet another deadline has meant nothing for the local dyeing units polluting the Buddha Nullah as they have failed to upgrade their effluent treatment plants (ETPs). Earlier, the Punjab Pollution Control Board had directed them to follow the orders in this regard till March 31.

Ludhiana: Woes of wheat growers refuse to end. First it was bad weather and now when the crop is on the threshold of harvest, heavy rains and the high velocity winds hit the state on Friday.

Besides the inclement weather, the yellow rust has also crashed the state

The Punjab Farmers Commission, which was in controversy for some observations reported on organic farming, has asked Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, to find out whether alternative sources of nutrients like green manure ensure high crop yield.

Ludhiana, March 5

Ludhiana: Even as Punjab struggles to shrug off the tag of a state with the highest use of pesticides in the country, it is faced with another problem

Patiala/Ludhiana: With the industry up in arms against the Punjab State Electricity Board

Fighting Budda Nullah curse
Clean water was made available to nearly 1,500 residents of this village yesterday after years of drinking polluted underground water courtesy the Budda Nullah. Help came from an NRI, who got reverse osmosis water purifying system installed in the village yesterday.