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Plastic likely to be used in repair, construction of roads

Plastic likely to be used in repair, construction of roads

Chandigarh – Punjab government is exploring the possibility to use multi-layered-plastics (MLP) in the construction and repair of roads. “PWD and Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) will work jointly on the use of MLP in the construction of roads,” said PWD Minister Vijay Inder Singla. For research purpose, a small experimental stretch was constructed on

Rain brings down temperature, power burden and anger of farmers

Rain brings down temperature, power burden and anger of farmers

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): Rains bring the sign of relief on the face of Punjab Government as well as farmers. Already sown late, the cotton crop has been facing burn from high heat, while the Rain has also prepared ground for paddy crop. It has also given the relief from dusty haze and cleared the visibility that

Dust haze cripples life, relief likely today

Dust haze cripples life, relief likely today

Chandigarh – A blanket of dust haze covered Punjab and Haryana for the third day on Friday, disrupting flight operations at the airport here. In view of the prevailing weather condition, some flight operators had on Thursday itself announced cancellation of flights scheduled for the day, airport officials said. On Thursday, over 30 flights were cancelled here

Punjab Pollution Control Board imposes fine on Fortis hospital

Punjab Pollution Control Board imposes fine on Fortis hospital .Fined for getting bio medical waste from garbage Punjab Pollution Control Board  ordered to deposit fine of Rs 10 lakh and a bank security of Rs 25 lakh. PPCB also registered case and suspend the contractor .The Bio-Medical Waste was recovered from Chandigarh on February

PPCB proposes sowing of paddy after June 25

PPCB proposes sowing of paddy after June 25

To save the ground water the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has proposed to allow the sowing of paddy only after June 25 instead of June 15. However, traders in the state have expressed apprehension that delay in plantation of paddy can lead to ‘corruption.’ The traders apprehend that late sowing of paddy can lead to late

Patiala DC puts ban on sale of plastic bags

Patiala DC puts ban on sale of plastic bags

Patiala DC puts ban on sale of plastic bags Patiala – The Deputy Commissioner (DC)-cum District Magistrate (DM), Kumar Amit on Friday through an order imposed a ban on the manufacturing, recycling and sale of the plastic bags in the district from April 1. He also issued fresh instructions to the Commissioner of the Municipal

NGT orders closure of 19 tanneries but Kala Sanghian pollution continues

NGT orders closure of 19 tanneries but Kala Sanghian pollution continues

NGT orders closure of 19 tanneries but Kala Sanghian pollution continues. Jalandhar – With the National Green Tribunal (NGT) directing closure of 19 non-compliant tanneries, the problem of acute water pollution of Kala Sanghian drain in Jalandhar leading to deadly diseases has come to the centre stage again. Not only the NGT, the Punjab Pollution

PPCB proposes banning firing of brick-kilns in winter months

PPCB proposes banning firing of brick-kilns in winter months

Chandigarh – Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) on Monday said it has proposed banning the firing of brick kilns from October to January to improve the ambient air quality. It has also issued a public notice under Section 31-A of the Air (Prevention and control of Pollution) Act-1981, seeking objections on banning the firing of brick

Two days after fire incident in Ludhiana, owner of factory arrested

Two days after fire incident in Ludhiana, owner of factory arrested LUDHIANA(SUKHPREET SINGH) – Two days after the factory fire and collapse incident took place in Ludhiana, the owner of the factory Inderjit Singh Golla was finally arrested by the police and several new sections were added in the FIR. Inderjit Singh Gola who was stated to

PPCB fails to control ban on 'Plastic Bags'

PPCB fails to control ban on ‘Plastic Bags’

Ludhiana – Despite the complete ban on use of polythene bags by the state government to save the environment and control the pollution, Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has failed to take any action against those still manufacturing the banned polythene bags. Meanwhile, department has also failed in conducting surprise visits and raids at the

Agriculture experts seek effective ban on stubble burning

Agriculture experts seek effective ban on stubble burning

Agriculture experts seek effective ban on stubble burning Ludhiana – Agriculture experts in Punjab have sought an effective ban on stubble burning in the wake of air pollution reaching alarming levels in northern states. During a meeting organised by the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) at the instance of the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) on Saturday,

Besides stubble burning, pollution by brick kilns a big worry for PPCB

Besides stubble burning, pollution by brick kilns a big worry for PPCB

Besides stubble burning, pollution by brick kilns a big worry for PPCB Ludhiana – It seems that Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has already given up to tackle the menace of stubble burning. Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) on Saturday held a seminar on stubble burning and innovative technologies for pollution control at Sahnewal. However,

Leather Federation raises demands with Chief Minister

Leather Federation raises demands with Chief Minister

Leather Federation raises demands with Chief Minister. A delegation of Punjab Leather Federation (PLF) met Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and raised problems being faced by the leather industry of Jalandhar. The delegation was led by President Praveen Kumar, who highlighted that the pre-treatment of tannery effluent was being done in the individual tanneries wherein no chemical

PPCB appeals to farmers not to burn paddy straw in larger public interest

PPCB appeals to farmers not to burn paddy straw in larger public interest

PPCB appeals to farmers not to burn paddy straw in larger public interest Chandigarh: The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) today urged the farmers for conserving the Paddy straw in a scientific manner rather than recklessly burning this precious source. Disclosing this here today, Mr. Roshan Sunkaria, Principal Secretary, Science & Technology said that the unprecedented

Punjab pollution control board appeals for 'Green Diwali'

Punjab pollution control board appeals for ‘Green Diwali’

Punjab pollution control board appeals for ‘Green Diwali’ Ludhiana – Taking note of deteriorating Ambient Air Quality in Punjab, Punjab Pollution Control Board appealed to the people of Punjab to celebrate the pious festival of Diwali as Green Diwali without causing noise and air pollution. While releasing the data of Ambient Air Quality Index of

Chahal calls upon residents to celebrate 'Green Diwali'

Chahal calls upon residents to celebrate ‘Green Diwali’

Chahal calls upon residents to celebrate ‘Green Diwali’. Punjab Chief Minister’s Advisor Bharat Inder Singh Chahal has called upon the residents of the state to celebrate a ‘Green Diwali’ by saying no to pollution. Chahal made this observation while attending a Diwali Mela programme being organised by the Rajindra Gymkhana Mohindra Club as the Chief Guest here

Stubble burning is causing multiple problems and affecting soil: Pannu

Stubble burning is causing multiple problems and affecting soil: Pannu

Stubble burning is causing multiple problems and affecting soil: Pannu Ferozepur(Subhash Kakkar) – Kahan Singh Pannu, Chairman Punjab Pollution Control Board has visited the Ferozepur City in connection with the harvesting season of paddy straw where he presided over the meeting with the progressive farmers of the district ferozepur in which Gurwinder Singh Kang, Village

Stubble burning problem will largely be curbed in state: PPCB

Stubble burning problem will largely be curbed in state: PPCB

Stubble burning problem will largely be curbed in state: PPCB. The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) on Saturday said that the problem of paddy stubble burning in the state will be contained to “a large extent” this year with the support of aware farmers and steps against those who violate norms. We are taking all measures to

Punjab warns government officials of ‘disciplinary action’

Punjab warns government officials of ‘disciplinary action’

Punjab Government has issued ordered to government officials, semi –government, Patwaris, Namaberdars against burning straw in their own fields or face the ‘disciplinary action’ as per service rule in case of a violation.The elected members of Panchayt across the state have been instructed to take pledge to stop burning stubble. Earlier, Captain Amarinder Singh  held meeting

Navjot Sidhu announces CETP, PPCB not aware

Navjot Sidhu announces CETP, PPCB not aware

Navjot Sidhu announces CETP, PPCB not aware Ludhiana – The tall claims of Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu of providing Rs 130 crore for establishing Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETP) for dying industry has come under fire as Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) which was to fund the project as per Sidhu, has denied