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Social Activists Step-in as Punjab Government Fails to Curb Water Pollution in Satluj River

Successive government in Punjab have drastically failed to control pollution of Satluj River as untreated industrial effluent continue poison its stream. A team of various social activists were shocked when the saw the ground reality alongside the river.

AAP Leaders Visit Harike Pattan; Call Upon Government To Address Water Pollution

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and MLA Kultar Singh Sandhwan visited visited Harike Pattan along with social activist Gurpeet Singh Chandbaka and environment activist Balbir Singh Sechewal. 

Toxification of Land, Body and Mind: Social & Economic Fallout of Green Revolution in Punjab

A documentary film "Toxification of Land, Body and Mind: Social & Economic Fallout of Green Revolution in Punjab" will be screened in Chandigarh today.

Capt. Amarinder Singh Protecting Those Who Pollute Punjab Waters: AAP

Condemning Punjab govt. action to prevent leader of opposition Sukhpal Singh Khaira to reach Dhardeo drain at village Buttar Seviyan, the Aam Aadmi Party on Monday (May 28) accused Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh of siding with those who have polluted the waters of Punjab.

Police Prevents Sukhpal Singh Khaira from Inspecting drain near Rana Sugar Mill in Amritsar

Punjab's leader of opposition and Aam Aadmi Party leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira was reportedly stopped from visiting a drain in village Butter Seviyan in Amritsar in Sunday (May 27).

Shahkot Arrest Exposes Punjab Govt. Insensitivity towards Pollution in Punjab Rivers: PBPB Committee

Lakha Sidhana and other activists in 'Pani Bachao Punjab Bachao' Committee had planned to give a challenge to all the candidates contesting Shahpur by-election to drink the water collected by committee members from different rivers of Punjab

Punjab Groundwater Most Contaminated in Indian Subcontinent; Heavy Metals Very High in 2139 Villages

While making up less than 2 per cent of India’s landmass, Punjab accounts for 88 per cent of the total habitations in the country that are adversely affected with the presence of heavy metals in groundwater.

High Fluoride, Arsenic Traces In Water: Punjab Govt

The Punjab government here on Tuesday admitted that besides the declining water level, the state is facing acute problem of water quality due to high

Social bodies seek Akal Takht directive for protecting water bodies

Many social organizations have reprotedly written to Akal Takht Sahib to issue a directions to the Sikhs for protecting water bodies of the state from being polluted. The organizations which have written to Akal Takht on the subject include the Indian and Canadian chapters of RBS (Rajguru, Bhagat, Sukhdev) Roots, and EcoSikh - a four-year-old organization which connects Sikhs with environmental activism formed by Sikh values and beliefs propounded by Sikh Guru Sahibs.

30 prisoners died in 1 year due to poor quality of water in Faridkot jail

Faridkot, Punjab (November 7, 2013): According to media reports the poor quality of drinking water is was main reason behind the death of 30 prisoners in Faridkot Central Jail in the last two years. The news has come during a time when Punjab government is claiming that the state has become first in north India to have installed reverse osmosis (RO) plants at mass level to provide safe drinking water to its population affected by highly contaminated water.

A passenger looks out of a carriage window as the passenger opposite him lies on his seat on the Abohar-Jodhpur passenger train also known by the locals as the Cancer Express in Bhatinda, Punjab. [Prashanth Vishwanathan (Bloomberg)]

Cancer Express carries sufferers of India’s Deadly Waters – an extensive article on Cancer Crisis of Punjab (#mustread)

Bathinda/ Chandigarh (October 29, 2013): A detailed story-type-news article has appeared at Bloomberg BusinessWeek (News from Bloomberg)'s website. The article titled: Bloomberg News - Cancer Express Carries Sufferers of India’s Deadly Waters by Rakteem Katakey and Archana Chaudhary discusses the cancer crisis of Punjab in a touching manner extensively.

The polluted Kala Sanghian drain in Jalandhar

Government sleeps as toxic waste poisons water in Punjab: says special report by The Tribune

Jalandhar (October 14, 2013): An English vernacular, The Tribune, has published first part of its special report on the pity state of pollution control in Punjab. In the series-report that would continue in coming The Tribune team takes a look at the state of various rivers and other water bodies.