Sangrur: To detect tuberculosis (TB) at early stage, the Central TB Division, New Delhi, issued new directions yesterday according to which cough of two weeks

Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, February 2

Leader of the opposition Rajinder Kaur Bhattal has sought from the government adequate compensation to farmers of Sangrur, Patiala and Mansa distructs, especially Lehra constituency , whose land had been acquired under the Ghaggar project.

Cured patients to generate awareness among masses

Against a target of detecting 3,984 tuberculosis (TB) patients in the current year, given to Sangrur district in the light of annual risk of TB infection (ARTI) survey (257 patients per lakh per year), as many as 1,680 TB patients, including 591 highly infectious, have been detected.

In an attempt to tame Ghaggar, which has caused floods in the region, the Punjab Government is launching an ambitious project to increase the siphon capacity at Khanauri, near Sangrur.

The Rs 137-crore project, which would be launched by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal later this week, would double the siphon capacity, which at present is 13,000 cusecs.

Sangrur :Residents of Punia Colony on the Haripura road here have been leading a miserable life due to the accumulation of dirty water, leaking from some manholes caused by the choking of sewer lines in front of their houses for the past many days. Due to choked sewer lines, dirty water has accumulated not only on the streets, but also on the main road. The residents, including doctors, are protesting against the collection of sewerage water on the main road and on the streets, but according to them, no one is listening to their grievances for the past one month.

carp, the freshwater fish species, are going blind in Punjab. The reason, a study reveals, is a pesticide used in rice fields nearby. Monocrotophos, the pesticide, causes a cataract-like condition reducing the economic value of the fish, said Punjab University researchers who carried out the study. The study was initiated after fish farmers from Patiala and Sangrur districts took their complaint

The groundwater reserves are depleting at an alarming rate in Punjab besides a serious decline in the quality of water at many places due to overuse of the available resources, says a study. Out of a total of 137 blocks covered under the study, only 25 have been found safe with 103 of them being overexploited, five being critical and four in a semi-critical state, says a study conducted by the Water Resources and Environment Directorate, Punjab Irrigation Department.

Members and activists of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Sidhupur) staged a dharna in front of the office of deputy chief engineer, Sangrur distribution circle of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB), here today to compel the authorities to accept their demands, especially the release of the tube well connections under the OYT scheme without any delay. State finance secretary of the union Hardev Singh Sakrodi led the dharna.

Punjab's Malwa region, south of the Sutlej river, grabbed national attention a couple of years ago when its steeply rising cancer graph came to light. Studies had revealed the link between heavy

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