Can cause dementia and other neurological problems

Out of 146 samples of drinking water collected from government schools in Sangrur district, 57 have failed laboratory tests.

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has told the Barnala Municipal Council to ensure proper cleanliness of the town in future.

Deficient rainfall in the state has led to a sharp decline in the water table. It may take years to make up for the loss by way of natural recharging, even if the monsoon is normal next year.

Availability of potable water in schools, especially in rural areas, is a major problem.

Sangrur district tops the state in rice yield per hectare and the total production during the Kharif 2013-14 season. This was revealed by the statistician of the Punjab Agriculture Department.

Two farmers of Sangrur district have been awarded for adoption of innovative agricultural techniques and commercialisation of agriculture.

No case registered for violating the ban on practice

The burning of paddy stubble is going on unabated despite a complete ban on the practice in Sangrur district, causing various medical problems to people, especially elderly persons and children.

The government on Wednesday approved the widening of highways in Maharashtra and Punjab, which entails investments of over R3,000 crore.

The Centrally-funded scheme is being run in Moga, Sangrur and Ajitgarh districts

Punjab government has released a fund of Rs 21 crore earmarked for the mid-day meal scheme in the state for the month of October. The Centrally-funded scheme is being run in Moga, Sangrur and Ajitgarh districts of the state with the assistance of NGOs, an official spokesperson said today.