To avert disasters like the Bhopal gas leak, the environment ministry is preparing off-site emergency plans for hazardous units in 41 selected industrial pockets such as Gurgaon, Coimbatore, Bharatpur and Panipat.

Chandigarh: Haryana has virtually received a rap on its knuckles for acquiring the agricultural land with standing crop when shamlat deh or common village land belonging to the panchayat was available for the setting up of a sewerage treatment plant in Panipat district.

Panipat, February 5
In a step to check the increasing pollution levels in this industrial city, the Haryana State Pollution Control Board has initiated a sealing drive to close down units which have failed to comply with the provisions of the Water Act of 1974.

After a four-year-old boy from the city lost his life to swine flu at a Delhi hospital a few days ago, three more cases of swine flu have been detected in the city which have put the health authorities on alert. Arnav (4), a resident of Model Town, had recently tested positive of swine flu, following which he was admitted to a hospital in Delhi where he died last Thursday.

n Illegal water connections to blame
n Panicky authorities disconnect supply
Manish Sirhindi
Tribune News Service

Panipat, September 18

Manish Sirhindi

Large amounts of industrial pollutants being drained into the Western Yamuna Canal (WYC) here have become a source of misery not only for local residents but also for those living downstream of the canal.

Manish Sirhindi
The historic city of Panipat is all set to find mention in the books again. This time for a battle that is being fought collectively against polythene menace.

Already having a fragile ecology due to its fast depleting forest cover, Punjab is now going to pay a very heavy price

New Delhi: Having received the environmental clearance for its proposed township project at Panipat (Haryana), real estate company Parsvnath Developers Ltd on Monday said it would soon start construction at the site.

After getting positive response from the anti-polythene drive, the district administration has launched the second phase of the campaign against plastic bags.

The second phase aims at countering use of plastic bags in rural areas of the district.

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