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Punjab Pollution Control Board


Stubble burning on rise in Punjab, Amritsar tops list; PPCB imposes Rs 4.83 lakh fine

October 14, 2021 11:04 am

Of the 925 fires reported by PRSC, 558 sites have been visited so far. Stubble burning was reported only at 199 sites and environment compensation was imposed on 178 sites. The officials found that 361 sites did not engage in stubble burning.

Ludhiana: Buddha Nullah rejuvenation project begins with release of 200 cusecs of fresh water

August 22, 2021 10:19 pm

Buddha Nullah is a seasonal water stream, which runs through the Malwa region of Punjab, and after passing through the highly populated Ludhiana district, it drains into the Sutlej River, a tributary of the Indus.

Husk from rice mill damaging farmer’s crop: Punjab and Haryana HC tells PPCB to take action

October 17, 2020 5:23 am

The petitioner, Virpal Singh, through Advocate Ferry Sofat, had contended that the husk from the rice sheller being run by Nitin Gupta, proprietor of Hari Har Rice Mills at Patiala, situated adjacent to his farm, was landing on his crop damaging them.

‘Proper protocol in place to dispose bio-medical waste’

August 19, 2020 2:44 pm

Professor Satwinder Singh Marwaha, chairman of Punjab Pollution Control Board said that bio-medical waste during the pandemic is treated as per the norms released by the CPCB.

CETP construction: PPCB urges Centre to release pending payment

July 21, 2020 2:41 pm

Two CETPs costing Rs 50 crore and Rs 55 crore respectively are coming up on Ludhiana’s Tajpur Road, of which Rs 15 crore for each CETP is to be given by the Centre, while Rs 7.5 crore each is to be contributed by by state government. The Centre has so far given Rs 3 crore each for two CETPs.

Punjab: In Kapurthala, first of its kind project to treat wastewater

June 21, 2020 5:19 am

PPCB chairman Prof SS Marwaha informed that this project will help in improving the quality of water of Holy Bein.

2,415 wheat stubble burning incidents so far, 6% higher than last year

May 11, 2020 1:00 pm

Punjab has around 50,000 stubble management machines but still, farmers are finding burning an easy solution.

Win-win: Punjab nudge to replace autos with e-rickshaws

January 06, 2020 5:32 am

In what is being projected as a “Tandrust Punjab” scheme, autorickshaws more than 15 years old would be replaced with CNG- and battery-run rickshaws.

Choking on bad air, a village near Punjab's Bathinda refinery seeks answers

November 02, 2019 8:54 am

The sarpanch said that in 2013, the villagers had started a dharna for several days and even had stalled the working of the refinery for few days as we were fed up of air pollution levels of the refinery.

Farm fire fumes now hit home: Punjab air quality turns poor, Haryana’s severe

November 02, 2019 8:49 am

Farmers in the two agrarian states continue to set paddy residue afire despite a ban on this practice. An Indian Express team witnessed a number of farm fires in Fatehabad, Tohana and Jakhal of Haryana and Sangrur of Punjab.