The Union Ministry of Environment and Forest has decided to withhold forest clearance to Sutlej basin Shongtang-Karcham (450 MW) hydel project in Kinnaur district of Himachal Prdaesh, but has decided to give its go-ahead to Chanju-I (36MW)

The reference of a restaurant in Zurich, run by visually impaired people, came up during the Zero Hour on Thursday, as the issue of children from Fazilka who lost their eyes due to use of polluted water was raised by Congress MLA Sunil Jakhar.

Talking about the children in Dona Nanla village of Fazilka, Jakhar said they came to a television studio in Chandigarh on Wednesday and narrated their s

JAIPUR: The Union Government has sanctioned a scheme worth Rs.538 crore for reforms in agricultural fields situated in the Gang Canal Project region in northern Rajasthan.

Talwara (Hoshiarpur): Industrial units in Himachal Pradesh continue to discharge toxic industrial waste into the tributaries of Beas and Sutlej rivers.

Hoshiarpur: Contrary to the claims of the state government for preventing discharge of municipal and industrial wastes into the two main rivers of the Doaba belt, the situation has not shown any improvement.

Though the government has taken up a scheme under the National River Conservation Project (NRCP), phase II, being executed by the Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board, defiling of Sutlej

Mooting a proposal to shift from the old concept of micro-level implementation of catchment area treatment (CAT) plans of hydro power projects, the state government is likely to approach the Centre to seek more liberty in spending of the huge funds received under such plans.

China will provide India with real time flood data of Sutlej river during monsoon, according to an agreement signed between the two countries.
Under the five year agreement, China will set up a special station in Tibet to monitor rainfall and flood situation to enable India get advanced warnings.

In turn, India will pay Rs 12 lakh per annum to China.

When Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meets Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao for bilateral talks on Thursday, the issue of dams on trans-border rivers

A major step has been taken to make the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) drive to make the Buddha Nullah in Ludhiana pollution-free a success.

Nangal: National Fertilizers Limited (NFL) released seeds of catla fish into the Sutlej yesterday to compensate for losses caused to the flora and fauna with it released industrial effluents into it recently. SDM Lakhmir Singh and NFL senior officials released the first batch of 35,000 catla fish seeds.