Notwithstanding deficient rainfall, Punjab has had a bumper paddy crop this year. Already, more than 126 lakh tonnes of paddy has arrived in various grain markets in the state.

Foodgrain provided by the Centre for three Adarsh Schools ‘siphoned’ to a college

The present study was carried out on stored rice variety PAU 201 in Punjab that was not permitted for milling and public distribution due to the presence of damaged grains at levels exceeding the regulatory limits of 4.75 per cent. The aim of the study was to determine fungal and aflatoxin contamination in the rice samples to assess hazard from the presence of damaged grains.
Presence of iron in discoloured rice grains was also assessed.

Move comes after NHRC intervention

Following directions of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), the Punjab Government has banned the manufacture, import and use of carcinogenic pesticides, which according to reports, caused cancer among the small farmers in the Malwa region that consists of Southern districts — Bathinda, Faridkot, Moga, Muktsar, Ferozepur, Sangrur and Mansa.

Passengers on an unusual train journeying the through the thick of Punjab polls discuss their ailments afflicting an entire generation. Strangely, for the state's politics, which is as much blinded by materialism as the people there, these problems just don't exist.

Acting on a petition alleging failure of Punjab to take necessary steps for stopping illegal mining in Kishanpura drain passing through Moga district, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed

As many as 1,159 patients have been tested positive for dengue so far throughout the state.

Moga: Scientists have called upon medical scientists and pharmacists in particular to regulate the use of drugs to minimise their side affects and improve the quality of life.

They were addressing pharmacists and young scientists in the two-day national seminar on

Punjab to encourage more panchayats to run drinking water schemes in villages
The Punjab government has now made heavy metal and uranium tests mandatory for boring a tubewell, besides the 28 tests being carried out at present.

This IWMI report assesses water depletion from consumptive water use of agricultural production in Moga district, Punjab. It focuses on the growth in agricultural production & stress on water resources induced by groundwater irrigation.