With the flood situation in Patiala villages worsening following the breach in the SYL Canal on Tuesday night, Punjab has requisitioned the services of the National Disaster Response Force.

One Ram Singh, 17, of village Sarala Kalan in Ghanaur died and three others are still fighting for their life after they were electrocuted by an electric pole which fell into the water.

Less than a week before the Supreme Court fixes a date for conducting regular hearing on the Presidential reference on the legality of the controversial Punjab Termination of Agreement Act, 2004, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is scheduled to hold a crucial meeting with Union Water Resources Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal and some senior government functionaries on Wednesday.

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Ferozepur: Along with waters, the Satluj is bringing in bad news from Pakistan for those living near its banks in the district. Tanneries situated in and around the border towns of Kasur, Barki and Sehjra are polluting the water making it not only unfit for drinking and irrigational purposes, but also leading to immense loss of aquatic life.

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Kharar, June 13
Chandigarh Group of Colleges has undertaken an initiative to study effect of polluted water in the villages of Ferozepur district situated on Sutlej-Beas confluence.

For this, water samples from the confluence as well as hand pumps of Rasulpur village of Makhu block in Ferozepur district have already been taken. Rasulpur village lies about 5-7 km from the Harike barrage.

Nangal: The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has suggested a joint committee to keep a tab on Himachal Pradesh

New Delhi: In an indictment of ham-handed approach towards infrastructure projects, the World Bank is downgrading the 412mw Rampur hydel plant being constructed in Himachal Pradesh by Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd, which recently concluded its IPO, on ground of tardy progress and management slack arising from long-pending vacancies on the board.

The nearby National Fertilizers Limited might have released its effluents into the river

Nangal: Industrial wastes being dumped into the Sutlej have once again claimed aquatic life over an area of 10-12 km here.

Nangal: The Nangal Municipal Council is all set to have a new treatment plant to meet with requirements of those areas that are dumping their sewage into the Sutlej thereby polluting it.

From the chungi No. 1 area, the polluted water falls into nullah and further mingles with the Sutlej dumping muck even in the national notified Nangal wetland.