A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed for hydrological data sharing between the government of Himachal Pradesh and various projects on different river basins in the state here today.

The spectre of drought looms large over eight Haryana districts facing acute water shortage.

There was shortfall of about 7,000 cusecs of water per day as the supply from the Sutlej and Yamuna canal water schemes has dropped to 50 per cent.

Aquatic life safe, tests underway on april 24, 7,000 litres of heavy furnace oil leaked into the Sutlej river after a pipeline burst at the Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal Power Plant at Ropar in Punjab. A senior plant official said the welding in the pipeline could have given way due to heat and fatigue. Water samples collected by the Punjab Pollution Control Board found oil and

Patiala: The Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) has confirmed that oil spillage in the Ghanauli drain, which connects to the Satluj, occurred not because of negligence but was an accidental breakdown of metallic pipeline of furnace oil.

Sources in the PSEB said the staff of Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal Plant was taking measures to avoid such incidents in future.

No end to pollution of rivers

Ropar (Punjab): A Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) team has taken samples of water and plants from Sutlej river in Punjab to evaluate the damage caused by a furnace oil spill after a thermal power plant pipeline burst two days ago, officials said on Sunday.

A pit, about 35 feet deep and 35 feet wide, has developed near Sukkur Barrage

The Punjab Water Council (PWC) in an emergency meeting here on Thursday strongly opposed the recent moves for changes in the existing distribution system of water and said that 1991 Water Accord for distribution of water among the four provinces is linked with the construction Kala Bagh dam. "If there is no Kalabagh dam, then we should forget about the 1991 Water Accord."

The Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Faridkot, on orders of the Deputy Commissioner, Faridkot, today went to the Baba Farid Centre for Special Children and forcibly cut hair of children who cannot speak. The CMO, along with a team of doctors, was at the centre to take blood and hair samples of children.

Seechewal(Jalandhar): Environmentalist Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal announced to take out a Chetna March from Jalandhar to Bikaner along the polluted natural water resources to educate people about the importance of salubrious surrounding.