Last month the Bhatinda Municipal Corporation put stickers on all 540 handpumps in the town, warning people that the water from them is unfit for drinking.

The historic Kali Bein, which had become an example of rejuvenation of a dead rivulet, is again stinking- this time with lakhs of dead fish in it as the flow of fresh water has been reduced and dir

Just after it got functional last month, it seems that the bio-remediation project to clean the Budha Nullah has hit a roadblock as contractor of the project has alleged that he has not been paid for the work completed till date. He has said that he will not go ahead with the project until he will not get his payment.

Members of the Work Done Verification Committee claim that there are some discrepancies in the billing done by the contractor and until these discrepancies are not cleared, they cannot clear the bills. The committee comprises officials of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB), the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation and the Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board.

The Siachen Glacier has been reduced by 5.9km in longitudinal extent between 1989 and 2009 because of rising temperatures, says a study published recently.

Illegal sand mining in Amritsar and its surrounding areas continues unabated, thanks to a shortage of staff in the Industries Department and the alleged indifferent attitude of the Police Department.

The illegal activity has resulted in environmental degradation. It is also proving a security threat as mining is being done near the Indo-Pak border from where the Ravi flows. The Rajasansi police yesterday intercepted a truck and a trolley laden with sand coming from the Ajnala side. Though the police impounded the vehicles, the accused managed to escape.

In another 16 months, the Kala Sanghian drain in Jalandhar will be pollution-free – at least this is what the State of Punjab is claiming.

The 800-MW Kol Dam hydro power project on the Sutlej being executed by the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) here is running behind schedule by five years, that has shot up its cost by abou

A team of Punjab Pollution Control Board officials collected samples of water mixed with ash and draining out from Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal Plant, Ropar towards Sutlej river here today.

Chandigarh: The district administration of Nawanshahr today swung into action to check illegal mining in the Sutlej riverbed. All mining activity in the riverbed has come to a halt.

Shifts base from Ropar to Nawanshahr district for its nefarious activities