A large quantity of silt that makes its way into the 10,000-hectare Gobind Sagar, the country’s largest fishing pond, every year has spelt doom for fish breeding grounds over of the years.

The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has decided to take legal action against two municipal committees (MCs) for allegedly failing to prevent sewage water from flowing into rivers and has dire

The research group at Physics Department, Panjab University, Chandigarh did studies related to presence of uranium in drinking water from the Malwa belt. The analysis technique used is Energy dispersive X-ray Fluorescence, which is capable of detecting many elements simultaneously.

As many as 7,500 trees will be axed to pave the way for the 775 MW Luhri Hydroelectric Project being constructed by the public sector Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam on the Sutlej near Nirath downstream Ra

Multiple high tension power transmission lines passing through some of the state’s eco-sensitive zones, involving felling of trees, and criss-crossing mountain valleys in Himachal Pradesh, could fi

Raids conducted by the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) on 68 electroplating industries in Jalandhar and Ludhiana have found 42 of them flouting norms that make it mandatory for industries to

There is an enormous potential for exploiting hydroelectric power in Himachal Pradesh, but implementation needs political and administrative support

A river regulation zone (RRZ) notification should be top priority for the ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) to stop annual flooding of rivers in the sub-continent.

In Orissa, the state government has had to evacuate nearly one lakh residents from low-lying areas with floods having affecting 2,550 villages and 13 towns. This year alone has seen major floods in the state of UP, Punjab, Bihar, Assam and Manipur with major rivers, including Ganga, Sutlej, Kosi and Brahmaputra rivers, flowing in spate.

Forest Dept seeks compensation from NTPC

Growing concerns about China’s plans to divert waters of the Brahmaputra in Tibet has prompted a Parliamentary panel to seek from the government complete data of major river systems in the country