Taking a strong cue from the blanket ban imposed by the National Green Tribunal recently, officials of the Forest Department carried out a series of raids in all the nullahs and banks of the Ravi a

Most of the municipal councils in the border belt are functioning without a sewage treatment plant

When things get bad, they really do. This, in essence, sums up the pollution scenario in the border district of Gurdaspur where two lifelines, Ravi and Beas, are being choked by stone crushers. Officially, Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) officials may paint a rosy picture and claim the rivers are pollution-free.

Out of the over 8,000 people affected by the Ranjit Sagar Dam project, as many as 2,000 persons whose land was acquired for construction of the dam in 1997 are yet to be paid compensation by the Pu

Even as the state government is planning to make Amritsar a world-class city, it has miserably failed in the primary task of providing safe drinking water to its residents.

With no sewage treatment plant, the residents are forced to consume unsafe water and endure the foul smell emanating from the drains. No steps have yet been initiated by the state government or the local authorities to treat the polluted waters of the Tung Dhab drain, which passes through different parts of the city.

The LDA and Wasa have begun working on a feasibility study for the construction of waste water treatment plants on the Ravi at two sites with a sum of Rs486 million.

State had planned to auction at least 140 “in-stream” sites along the Sutlej, Beas and Ravi as well as numerous seasonal streams

The National Green Tribunal’s stay on sand mining on riverbeds without clearance from the Environment Ministry has put a lid on the proposal by the Punjab Government to auction at least 140 “in-stream” sites along the Sutlej, Beas and Ravi, as well as numerous seasonal streams.

The Himachal Pradesh State Pollution Control Board has constituted a special committee to check illegal and unscientific dumping of muck by hydropower projects and other developmental activities in

Muck generated by hundreds of hydro power projects in Himachal Pradesh is being dumped along river beds, which has disturbed the natural course of major rivers in the state.

Punjab government has accorded approval to the project for purifying all the sullage nullahs (drains) including Hadayara Drain in Lahore.

JAMMU, May 27: In Public Interest Litigation (PIL) against illegal mining across the river Ravi under the jurisdiction of State and seeking closure of 13 illegal stone crushers operating from Lakha