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

With the flood situation in Patiala villages worsening following the breach in the SYL Canal on Tuesday night, Punjab has requisitioned the services of the National Disaster Response Force.

One Ram Singh, 17, of village Sarala Kalan in Ghanaur died and three others are still fighting for their life after they were electrocuted by an electric pole which fell into the water.

Patiala: Aiming at providing clean drinking water to the residents of Patiala city, the city Water Supply and Sewerage Board has prepared a canal water project worth Rs 134 crore. As per project details, big water works would be set up in 75 acres of land.

Gives nod to nursing college in Patiala Medical College

Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has given, in principle, approval to sanction Rs 220 crore for upgrade infrastructure of government hospitals on Monday. The fund will be provided by the Punjab Infrastructure Development Board and Rural Development Board.

Agriculturists and agro-industrialists from Punjab and Haryana will no longer be able to complain that they are hardly aware about the investment opportunities available to them in the agriculture sector in the huge African market.

The present study deals with the impact of agriculture crop residue burning on aerosol properties during October 206 and 2007 over Punjab state, India using ground based measurements and multi-satellite data.

Patiala: To educate all children in Punjab, a campaign has been launched in slum areas to educate children under the

A team from the Union Ministry of Food and Civil Supplies has taken samples of PAU-201 variety of paddy from different places in Patiala.

Patiala: The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has conducted raids at some of the dyeing units of Ludhiana yesterday and proceedings for action against erring units have already been initiated.