The “rail roko” agitation by Punjab farmers demanding higher compensation for their cotton and basmati crops paralysed train services in the state for the second day today as the unions leading the

Contrary to claims of the Punjab Government, the illegal mining in the Sutlej belt— Moga and Ferozepur districts— still continues reportedly under the ‘patronage’ of Akali leaders.

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal on Thursday inaugurated solar power project with a total capacity of 31.5 megawatt (MW) at Lakhmirwala village in Moga district.

Water level in the Sutlej has increased to an alarming situation in the Moga district due to heavy rainfall in the catchments areas.

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.

Panic triggered by the high prevalence of cancer, hepatitis and other diseases in Mari Mustafa village of the district entered the political realm today.

More than 1.2 lakh of the total 1.4 lakh brick kilns in the country and around 2,600 of the total 2,700 brick kilns in Punjab have been non-functional for over three months for want of environment

Panic gripped a Dalit locality at Rania village in Moga district on Thursday after a large number of people fell ill due to suspected diarrhoea outbreak and viral infection.

Deficient rainfall in the state has led to a sharp decline in the water table. It may take years to make up for the loss by way of natural recharging, even if the monsoon is normal next year.

The state government has launched its much-touted crop diversification plan by reviving maize cultivation on a massive scale.