CHANDIGARH: The executive committee appointed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to monitor and control pollution levels in the Ghaggar is likely to raid more water polluting industries in Punjab

It was easy for Chandigarh to brush off CSE’s findings as a survey by an NGO. Had the civic body paid attention to the findings, city would not have slipped to this rank.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of The State of Rajasthan Vs Union of India & Others dated 12/04/2019 regarding diversion of Beas water for Sidhmukh Nohar Project.

Some of the issues framed by the SC are the following:

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of The State of Rajasthan Vs State of Punjab & Others dated 12/04/2019 regarding physical possession of irrigation headworks at Ropar, Harike and Firozepur under Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB).

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Environment Protection Society Vs State of Punjab & Others dated 29/03/2019 regarding concretization of trees and filling up of trees pits with concrete and bitumen is not congenial to the health and growth of the trees at SAS Nagar, Mohali, Punjab.

In the state of Punjab in India, burning residue from the annual rice paddy harvest is a practice that dates back decades. Crop waste burning emits particulate matter (both PM10 and PM2.5) and greenhouse gases (GHG), which aggravate the poor air quality in Punjab, Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR).

This issue brief uses freely available data from satellite-based monitoring, in addition to information from 48 low-cost sensors deployed in four districts in Punjab, to examine seasonal crop residue burning.

Issues Apr 10 deadline for disposal of effluents; erring officials to face action

Two years ago, Sohan Singh, a poor farmer with just 2.5 acres at Rurka Kalan village, used to irrigate his fields by paying for borewell water of his neighbour.

Study by IIT-Delhi reveals drastic reduction in lenght of pleasant, comfortable days

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