Sangrur/Patiala: Despite a ban imposed on stubble burning, the unhealthy practice continues unabated in Sangrur and Patiala districts.

Move comes after NHRC intervention

Following directions of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), the Punjab Government has banned the manufacture, import and use of carcinogenic pesticides, which according to reports, caused cancer among the small farmers in the Malwa region that consists of Southern districts — Bathinda, Faridkot, Moga, Muktsar, Ferozepur, Sangrur and Mansa.

Bathinda: The cotton price here witnessed a forward leap of about Rs 230 per quintal today as the Centre yesterday lifted the ban on its export.

Agony, physical and mental pain and monetary problems have become part of lives of hundreds of families living in the villages of Sangrur district.

Passengers on an unusual train journeying the through the thick of Punjab polls discuss their ailments afflicting an entire generation. Strangely, for the state's politics, which is as much blinded by materialism as the people there, these problems just don't exist.

Soil and plant samples collected from different sites receiving sewage and tube-well irrigation in Sangrur District of Punjab were analyzed for heavy metals to ascertain pollution potential.

Acting on a petition filed in public interest blaming Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal of indulging in favouritism in setting up water purifiers mostly in areas falling under his own const

The combine harvesters used in Punjab are in much demand by wheat farmers of the Jammu region and have made the manual harvesting a thing of the past.

Besides the less cost involved in harvesting and thrashing of the wheat crop with a combine harvester, the scarcity of farm labourers and the easy availability of these modern farming equipment are the main factors behind this sudden change in th

Water table in 9,058 sq km drops by over 20 metres
The desertification of central Punjab is feared if its falling water table is any indication.

Lehra Gaga (Sangrur): With mercury continuing to rise every passing day, residents of Lehra Gaga in Sangrur district are grappling with water shortage.Locals say not only are they face water shortage every 2-3 months, especially during summer, but even when the water is supplied, it is laden with high fluoride content resulting in fluorosis.