Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Parminder Singh Vs. Punjab PCB & Ors dated 23/09/2015 regarding pollution caused by M/S Matharu Chemical Industries, Sangrur District, Punjab.

According to the petitioners the said unit was manufacturing H-acid, i.e. Sodium Salt, which is highly toxic in nature and the waste material, from the process of manufacturing is highly hazardous to the environment.

SANGRUR: Punjab on Thursday became the first state to operationalize 117-megawatt solar power projects following inauguration of 10.50-MW solar power plant at Sangatpura village near Lehragaga town

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.