Several parts of the state have faced waterlogging and resultant crop damage. The water-logging has also led to damage of properties in some parts of the Malwa resion, and the Ghaggar river is overflowing due to a breach.
For the first time in 2012, Punjab launched a major afforestation initiative ‘Greening Punjab Mission’ (GPM) to increase its forest cover to 15 per cent. It was envisaged that 40 crores tree saplings would be planted by 2020 at the cost of Rs 1900 crore under the scheme.
Data sourced from Punjab Agriculture Department’s statistics wing showed that out of 29 lakh hectare (LH), rice (both paddy and Basmati) transplantation has been done on 27.46 lh, while 18, 492 hectare area has been brought under Direct Seeding Rice (DSR) which led to total sowing on 27.64 LH till July 14.
As part of its ongoing membership drive, state party president Shawait Malik in the presence of Union Minister Som Parkash and other senior leaders, inducted retired IAS officer Dr Swaran Singh into the party.
The total live storage capacity of these dams is 14.73 billion cubic metres (BCM) and as per CWC, the live storage available in these reservoirs is 6.055 BCM which is 41 per cent of total live storage capacity of these reservoirs.
In a bid to reach America, many roads from Mexico region — referred to as “donkey routes” colloquially — end up here. The US has announced nationwide raids to round up illegal immigrants starting today
The Indian Express explains how Punjab, which has only 1.57 per cent of the total land in the country, is the state with most cities (4 — Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Patiala) in the list after Rajasthan (5).
Kharif season is considered the main season in Punjab for sowing maize. Last year, 1.08 lakh hectares area was under maize and this year, till July 8, the area touched 1.25 lakh hectares (a surplus of 17,000 hectares or 41,990 acres).
What government failed to do in decades, villagers have done in months — getting sewerage lines laid — with funds contributed by people settled abroad and with tech expertise of Baba Seechewal and his team
In the e-mail sent to the DGP, he mentioned that he has been supervising the high profile drug case in which several persons with criminal background were involved and many among them were out on bail.
Neighbouring Haryana too witnessed driest June after 2016 with 60 per cent deficient rain this year. The joint capital of both the states Chandigarh too got 81 per cent less rain than normal in June this year.
The data sourced from the Punjab Agriculture Department, till June 24, Punjab had completed Kharif sowing on 18.68 lakh hectares, which is nearly 52 per cent of the total sowing, against the 11.50 lakh hectares on the same date last year which was around 32 per cent of the total kharif crop sowing.