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Punjab brick kilns shifting to cleaner technology

    Updated On : Mar 06,2019   4:44 pm
Chandigarh, March 6 (IANS) In a move to check air pollution, the Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday approved a draft action plan by the Punjab State Council for Science and Technology for conversion of natural draft brick kilns to induced draft brick kilns with rectangular shape and zigzag brick setting. View More..

After criticism, Punjab re-nominates environmentalist Seechewal to PPCB

    Updated On : Dec 01,2018   6:22 pm
Chandigarh, Dec 1 (IANS) Having drawn flak from various quarters for its decision to remove noted environmentalist Balbir Singh Seechewal as member of the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB), the state government on Saturday ordered his re-nomination. View More..

NGT imposes Rs 50 crore fine on Punjab over river pollution

    Updated On : Nov 14,2018   8:14 pm
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday ordered Punjab Government to submit a fine of Rs 50 crore as environmental compensation for polluting rivers Sutlaj and Beas due to uncontrolled industrial discharge. View More..

Stubble burning: Farmers' concerns highlighted

    Updated On : Oct 10,2018   11:22 pm
Chandigarh, Oct 10 (IANS) The hazardous stubble burning and the ensuing environmental and health concerns linked to it were highlighted at a one-day workshop held here on Wednesday. View More..

Pollution alert over north India: Anti-stubble burning moves go up in smoke in Punjab, Haryana

    Updated On : Oct 09,2018   12:50 pm
Chandigarh, Oct 9 (IANS) When Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh flew over Punjab and Haryana last week, he admitted he saw agriculture fields emitting plumes of smoke at several places -- meaning that stubble-burning of the harvested paddy crop was taking place with impunity in both agrarian states despite official strictures. View More..

Punjab to install 50,000 dust collectors in grain markets

    Updated On : Jun 11,2018   5:38 pm
Chandigarh, June 11 (IANS) Punjab is all set to counter dust pollution from grain markets across the state with installation of dust collectors on nearly 50,000 grain cleaning machines, thus providing relief to 300,000 directly-affected workers, it was announced on Monday. View More..

Amid opposition uproar, Amarinder cracks down on polluting industries

    Updated On : May 30,2018   8:12 pm
Chandigarh, May 30 (IANS) With the opposition accusing his government of inaction over industries brazenly polluting the state, particularly river water, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday ordered a crackdown on polluting industries. View More..

Beas pollution: Punjab imposes Rs 5 crore penalty on erring mill

    Updated On : May 24,2018   9:08 pm
Chandigarh, May 24 (IANS) Facing opposition flak over discharge of molasses in the Beas river that led to the death of a large number of marine life, the Punjab government on Thursday imposed a penalty of Rs 5 crore on the erring Chadha Sugar Mill. View More..

Punjab CM breaks silence, warns against river water pollution

    Updated On : May 23,2018   9:30 pm
Chandigarh, May 23 (IANS) After remaining silent for one week on pollution of Beas waters and resultant death of marine life, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday warned against laxity in dumping of molasses into the river or any leniency. View More..

Hundreds of fish found dead in Punjab's Beas river

    Updated On : May 17,2018   9:16 pm
Chandigarh, May 17 (IANS) Hundreds of fish were found dead floating in the Beas river in Amritsar district, officials said on Thursday. View More..

Haryana disputes WHO pollution report on Faridabad

    Updated On : May 04,2018   7:54 pm
Chandigarh, May 4 (IANS) The Haryana Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) has disputed the recent report of the World Health Organisation (WHO) stating that Faridabad is at second place in the list of most polluted cities in the world. View More..

Punjab finally waking up to decibel danger

    Updated On : Apr 23,2018   1:02 pm
Chandigarh, April 23 (IANS) Noisy wedding celebrations, high-pitched religious fervour and other ear-splitting nocturnal festivities have become a nightmare for peace-loving citizens of Punjab. Finally, the state's lawmakers and authorities seem to be waking up to the pervasive civic nuisance. View More..

Stubble burning: Punjab issues directions for combine harvesters

    Updated On : Feb 12,2018   7:14 pm
Chandigarh, Feb 12 (IANS) In a bid to curb the menace of stubble burning, the Punjab government has issued a set of instructions for owners of combine harvesters in the state. View More..

Stubble burning down by 30%: Punjab

    Updated On : Oct 30,2017   4:08 pm
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Stubble burning in Punjab has dropped by 30 per cent this year as compared to last year, the state government told the National Green Tribunal (NGT) here on Monday. View More..

As air quality worsens, Punjab pollution board urges farmers not to burn stubble

    Updated On : Oct 24,2017   9:48 pm
Chandigarh, Oct 24 (IANS) With deterioration in Punjab's air quality index due to stubble burning causing concern, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) on Tuesday urged farmers to conserve paddy straw in a scientific manner rather than recklessly burning it. View More..

EC unveils app for efficient poll management

    Updated On : Oct 17,2017   9:44 pm
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Election Commission on Tuesday launched a new application to be used by electoral officers for efficient management of the poll process. View More..

Stubble-burning in Punjab, Haryana: Few options for farmers

    Updated On : Oct 08,2017   11:40 am
Chandigarh, Oct 8 (IANS) With the central and state governments, and even the National Green Tribunal (NGT), coming down heavily on stubble-burning in Punjab and Haryana, farmers in both the states say they have few options available to avoid burning the crop residue. View More..

11 in fray for Gurdaspur Lok Sabha bypoll

    Updated On : Sep 27,2017   7:26 pm
Chandigarh, Sep 27 (IANS) Eleven candidates are in fray for the Gurdaspur Parliamentary by-election to be held on October 11, a senior Punjab poll official said here on Wednesday. View More..

Vishwas quits 'responsibility' as AAP's overseas fundraiser

    Updated On : Jun 10,2017   9:52 pm
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Senior AAP leader Kumar Vishwas on Saturday said he had sought to relinquish the "responsibility" of being the main overseas fundraiser for AAP, and his request has been accepted. View More..

AAP names Bhagwant Mann as Punjab president; Khaira quits posts

    Updated On : May 08,2017   9:50 pm
Chandigarh/New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) on Monday announced Sangrur MP Bhagwant Mann would be its new Punjab unit president and AAP legislator and millionaire businessman Aman Arora the co-president. View More..