Megha Mann
Tribune News Service
Nangal, January 28

The teams of Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) and Punjab State Council for Science and Technology (PSCST) today visited the Bela Dhyani village where a large number of dead fish was found floating in the Sutlej waters on January 25.

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Kanchan Vasdev and Jyotika Sood
Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, January 14

The town of Fazilka owes its very existence to the location of Badha Lake at the place where the town stands now. In 1844, Vans Pat Agnew, the first British officer stationed in the area, selected the place for installation of a surveillance station of East India Company and built himself a bungalow on the banks of the horse-shoe lake of Badha.

Integrated watershed management is aimed at minimizing the rate of sediment flow in the streams being harnessed for hydro power generation. The main aim of the Catchment Area Treatment Plan is to rejuvenate various potential and degraded ecosystems in the catchment area for longevity of the underground balancing reservoir storage capacity.

Gidderpindi (Jalandhar), September 18 Fed up of official apathy, residents of about six villages in Gidderpindi area, where floods played havoc recently, today started work on cleaning of the Sutlej r


PATNA, SEPTEMBER 14 With the Kosi accumulating over 1 lakh cubic metres of silt in its river basin

Certain cross bundhs in Sutlej caused breaches in it near Gidderpindi village. Sources said a group of engineers sent by Punjab government to probe the breaches, had concluded cross bundhs impeded free flow of Sutlej at some places near Gidderpindi, leading to breaches in embankments of defence bundhs of Sutlej.

Several villages were flooded three weeks ago due to the breaches. In 1988, Sutlej had small breach upstream, at a short distance from Gidderpindi village. This time, it breached near Pritam Singh

: An upward of 30 villages and

Planning for hydropower development needs to evolve from a project-based engineering approach to a more holistic one