In a setback to the statewide door-to-door cancer awareness and symptom-based early detection campaign, which begins from December 1, over 900 ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) workers of th

Ahead of its next big ticket social programme - the Food Security Bill - which it plans to implement before the 2014 general elections, the UPA government is busy sprucing up logistics and infrastr

Aims to solve drinking water problems of Patiala city

In the lush fields of Punjab germinates a scary tale.

Allege the government chose the longest route to benefit politicians, traders; demand inquiry
Jupinderjit Singh

Sangrur: About 250 food samples were collected by the health authorities from various parts of the district in the last seven months. Of them, 38 failed to clear the safety test.

Experts say the number of agricultural migrants coming to Punjab is not declining. The migrant workers themselves laugh off any claims of a slowdown in migration.

Supply of migrant workers is drying up because of NREGS, say babus, industrialists and farmers. But workers themselves say this is not the case

Punjab’s agricultural sector grew at 1.6 per cent during the 11th Plan against the national average of 3.41 per cent. The growth is tardy owing to near saturation in productivity.

New Delhi Punjab, the grain bowl of India, is in danger of losing the coveted tag as depleting groundwater levels force the state to seriously consider reducing the planting of water-intensive paddy crop in the medium-to-long term to avoid a disaster.

After a recent meeting with Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, the Planning Commission has decided to send a team of experts to the state to review the problem and suggest ways to tackle it, official sources told FE.