Punjab: Over 2,500 stubble burning cases so far, figure likely to shoot up

As per the data available with nodal officer Dinesh Singla, who is Executive Engineer, PPCB, a total of 2589 fire incidents have been reported in Punjab this paddy season till October 21 in which Amritsar tops with 535 cases, followed by Tarn Taran with 494 cases.

Uproar over Doraha canal video: Two-member PPCB panel visits factory, claims no ‘industrial waste’ found

A Daily Diary Report (DDR) was registered at Doraha police station on the complaint of irrigation and canals department under Section 70 of the Canal and Drainage Act, 1873.


Battling dirty air: PPCB to purchase four air quality monitors

Irrespective of the poor air quality, PPCB has only three automatic air quality monitors in Ludhiana, Amritsar and Mandi Gobindgarh.

Pollution concern of PPCB: industry wants Chairman to be transferred.

Action was taken in January against more than 150 units for violating the pollution norms and most of them were electroplating units only.

PPCB to showcause Bathinda refinery

The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) is set to issue showcause notice to Guru Gobind Singh Refinery in Talwandi Sabo for emitting poisonous gases like carbon monoxide,carbon dioxide,sulphar dioxide and hydrogen sulphide.

PPCB lifts SAC approval for building plans,industrialists heave sigh of relief

For zoning of plots in the designated industrial areas,the industrialists now need not get the building plan approved from director of factories.


PPCB opens amnesty window for polluting industries,55 register on spot

In a first,the Punjab Pollution Control Board has started voluntary disclosure scheme for industries,which are still not covered under the pollution Act.

Industrialists meet PPCB Chairman

Punjab Pollution Control Board Chairman Ravinder Singh has told industrialists to re-consider the cases of those industries whose power supply had been snapped in the recent past for violating environmental norms.

Briefly Region: PPCB starts online help desk for units

The Punjab Pollution Control Board announced a online help desk for the large and medium industry units to facilitate approvals and improve day-to-day communication.

PPCB cuts power,electroplating units cry foul

The Punjab Pollution Control Board’s recent decision to disconnect power to about 25 electroplating units,in different parts of the city.