Chairman of Punjab Farmers

A major step has been taken to make the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) drive to make the Buddha Nullah in Ludhiana pollution-free a success.

Patiala: It seems that awareness drives, campaigns and other programmes initiated by the government agencies and the NGOs for celebrating Divali without busting crackers, which pollute the environment have brought some fruitful results.

Hundeds of wild animals are feared killed and thousands of trees are suspected to be stolen from the birs (prohibited wildlife area) across Patiala by smugglers in nexus with forest department officials.

Patiala: The 30 per cent annual increase in the number of cancer patients has become a cause of worry for the health authorities and common people. Head of the Cancer Care Centre at Rajindra Hospital, Dr Harjot Kaur Bagga said, “ The number of cancer cases mostly among women are increasing in Patiala are increasing.

Contaminated drinking water the primary cause: Seechewal
Umesh Dewan
Tribune News Service

Punjab Pollution Control Board member Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal shows polluted waters of the Beas and Kala Sangha drain, collected in bottles, to mediapersons in Patiala on Sunday.
Punjab Pollution Control Board member Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal shows polluted waters of the Beas and Kala Sangha drai

Hundreds to be constructed near Milkfed booths along highways and in Ludhiana, Patiala, Amritsar, Jalandhar and Bathinda cities

To address the need for clean toilets along the state

A study of ground water quality in Bathinda, Mansa and Patiala districts of Punjab has been carried out with prime objective to study the geo-genic contamination of ground water by the various major and minor elements including arsenic and fluoride by Central Ground Water Board, Ministry of Water Resources.

Punjab suffered a total financial loss of over Rs 104.30 crore in the recent floods that wreaked havoc on crops, property and human lives.

According to a report compiled by the state revenue department, crops on about 2.08 lakh acres of land were affected in the floods that killed 32 people and cut off 1,931 villages.

Ghaggar water level comes down in many areas
Umesh Dewan
Tribune News Service

Patiala, July 7

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